Empowering children with learning differences through strength-based solutions.

Colleen Arnold, M.S.


Colleen has worked as an education specialist in Marin County for over ten years. She has her general education and special education teaching credential, as well as her Master’s Degree from Dominican University.

Currently, Colleen is pursing her Doctorate in Special Education at University of San Francisco. She is also a professor at Dominican University, with wide teaching experience at the university level specializing in special education and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She acts as a supervisor for new and beginning teachers, which keeps her connected to the special education classrooms and school environments across Marin County.


A child first, individualized special education approach with a focus on school collaboration.

As a parent of a child with special needs, navigating the school system can be an overwhelming and frustrating process. It’s difficult to know if your child is getting everything she or he needs in order to be successful and happy in school.


Special education advocate, Colleen Arnold of Arnold Advocacy, supports and advises families with children with special needs to more effectively navigate the public or private school system. Using a team-oriented approach, Colleen ensures that students have access to all of the services and accommodations they specifically need, to be their best selves. She also provides in-home support to families to implement strategies that improve behavior, focus, and organization. Colleen works with families of students ages 3-17.

Colleen’s goal as a special education advocate is to ensure that all parents of students with special needs are provided with the knowledge and background to be their child’s best advocate. She puts your child first, and spends time with your family to ensure a deep knowledge and understanding of your child across a multitude of environments.


Please contact special education advocate Colleen Arnold and Arnold Advocacy to learn more.

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Please contact Special Education Advocate Colleen Arnold and Arnold Advocacy to learn more.