About Rachel Bertin
Rachel Bertin has dedicated her career to children with special needs. After teaching special education for many years, she became an attorney to maximize her ability to help children with disabilities and their families. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University, a Master’s Degree in special education from California State University at Northridge and a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Bertin is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, the American Society for Deaf Children, and the State Bar of California.
In addition to teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students, Ms. Bertin has worked with deaf-blind, autistic, developmentally delayed, learning disabled, orthopedically impaired and multiple and severely disabled children and adults. She is fluent in American Sign Language and Tactile Sign Language. From over twenty years of firsthand experience, she knows that every child has a unique mix of abilities and disabilities and every family has a unique set of goals. She is deeply committed to supporting the needs of each child and family.