Your Robin's Nest

Advocating for children with Special Needs

About us:
As parents of children with special needs, we could not find a place to provide us with advice and services to help our children succeed. We decided the best solution would be to use our own legal and educational skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to assist families who struggle, as we did, to obtain the services their special needs children are entitled to and deserve.

Deborah A. Kramer, Esq.


     Deborah’s career began at the New York City Corporation Counsel – Family Law Department - where she rose through the ranks to become senior-level prosecutor with New York’s Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit. Deborah represented victims of sexual abuse and other exploited youth in her 10+ years in this department.

     Deborah has devoted many years to advocating for her son, who was diagnosed with autism at a very early age. This experience led her to passionately advocate on behalf of other parents of children with special needs.  

     Over the years, Deborah has become expert in all aspects of special education disputes including the team process (evaluations, eligibility, IEP development, program and

placement disputes), Board of Education hearings, and out-of district placements.

     Deborah is a graduate of the Cardozo School of Law in New York City, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She lives in Scotch Plains, N.J. with her husband and rescue dog Ralphie. Her son attends Yale University.

Robin A. Gordon, Special Education Teacher


     Robin started her career teaching elementary school at the Denver Waldorf School in Denver, Colorado before becoming a Special Education teacher where she taught  at the Edgar Middle School in Metuchen, N.J.

     Robin has always been an advocate for children with special needs. Starting with her own two sons, one of whom was diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome, OCD, and ADHD, and the other with ADD. She has extensive experience working in various types of special education classrooms including resource rooms, ICS (in-class support ) classrooms, and self-contained classrooms. She has attended countless IEP meetings and worked closely with child study teams, social workers, case managers, PT's, OT's, learning consultants, psychologists, guidance counselors, and attorneys.


Robin has earned a:


- B.S. degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Mills College of Education in NYC, NY


- Certification in Special Education from Rutgers University, NJ. 


- Certification in the Wilson reading program employing Orton Gillingham techniques.


Robin lives in Somerset, N.J. with her three cats now that her two sons have launched successful business careers. She has several beautiful grandchildren.