- About ERU
- Barbara T. Posner, M.A.
- Lucy Pritzker, MS
- Lisa Muoio
For over ten years Educational Resources Unlimited has served families who are seeking alternative educational options or to maximize current programming for a struggling child, teen or young adult. We spend 40% of our time in the field, regularly visiting schools and programs both locally and throughout the country. The value in our service is our intimate knowledge of the integrity of every program and school we suggest.
We work with students from elementary through high school and postgraduation, and can provide referrals to supportive day/boarding schools for students with learning differences, emotional growth schools, therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers. There are situations where a short term intervention such as a wilderness program, hospitalization or rehabilitation placement is needed as a first step. We support the student and family throughout this process. We also work with young adults (18+) who struggle with making the transition into adulthood, and can suggest a variety of postsecondary options. We have visited every program that we suggest, and our expertise is in helping families select the most appropriate school/program setting for their child.
Barbara Posner holds a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College, Boston MA, and a Master's Degree in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. Her postgraduate training includes extensive course work in Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Parenting Education.
In 1980 she founded the Northern Westchester Parent Child Group, a parent education and support group in Bedford, NY. Barbara served as their Director until 1989 and as a group facilitator and educator until 1996.
In 1993, Barbara was appointed to the Board of Directors of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder of Westchester County, NY (ChADD) and served as Vice President and the head of their speakers' bureau. She is also a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), Connecticut Association of Children with Learning Disabilities (CACLD) and a member of the Child Psychiatric Research Community Advisory Board at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons.
In 1997, Barbara founded Educational Resources Unlimited to support and place students with special needs in school and programs.
She is dedicated to supporting children and their families in selecting the most appropriate program to promote success.
Email Barbara at Barbara@ERUconsults.com
Lucy Pritzker has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in Addictions Counseling.
She has worked as a mental health counselor, a NYC high school substance abuse counselor, a crisis worker, and a teacher for students with learning disabilities and students on the autism spectrum.
In addition to her professional knowledge, Lucy knows from personal experience, the challenges of raising a special needs child and just how invaluable the right program is.
Lucy is on the Board of Directors of Families and Communities Together (FACT), a non-profit agency that assists families of Union County, NJ who have children with emotional, behavioral, social, and mental health needs. She is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA,) the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) the International Dyslexia Association (IAD) and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
In 2011 Lucy founded Consulting For Special Needs to help families find appropriate educational and therapeutic schools and programs for their children, teens and young adults.
In 2013, Lucy and Consulting For Special Needs merged with Educational Resources Unlimited. Lucy sees families in her Westfield, NJ and Katonah, NY offices.
In addition to her professional knowledge, Lucy knows, from personal experience, the challenges of raising a special needs child and just how life changing the right program can be.
Email Lucy at Lucy@ERUconsults.com
Lisa Muoio is often the first voice you hear when contacting Educational Resources Unlimited. She will speak with you about our practice and gather contact information so that we can send you our materials and brochure. After a follow up conversation with Lucy or Barbara, Lisa will call to schedule the initial appointment and answer any questions you may have.
Email Lisa at Lisa@ERUconsults.com