Lori Waldinger, M.A.
Rehabilitation Specialist, Educational Consultant
Lori Waldinger, M.A. is an Educational Consultant with UCLA TIES. She has worked with our project since 1998. She has a Master’s Degree and holds California teaching credentials in General Education and Special Education. She has special education teaching experiences in both public and in a non-public school setting. Since leaving the classroom in 1980, Ms. Waldinger has been in private practice as an advocate and educational consultant. In addition to her private practice, she provides direct educational and mental health support, consultation and advocacy services to the families and staff in the TIES project. Ms. Waldinger attends school meetings, participates in IEP and 504 Planning meetings and conducts school assessments. She also provides school observations and in-service trainings to school staff so that they can better support and understand the educational and mental health needs of TIES clients. Ms. Waldinger also participates in and provides consultation and recommendations to TIES staff, families and outside agency staff to identify and address the educational needs of individuals referred to TIES. Ms. Waldinger has presented workshops to families, agency and community staff on topics such as Understanding How Trauma Impacts Educational Functioning, Trauma-Informed Approaches to Address Student’s Educational and Mental Health Needs, and Managing ADHD in School.