Paradigm Shift Consulting Group LLC... Advocate, Educate, Empower
Paradigm Shift Consulting Group LLC...                            Advocate, Educate, Empower

Paradigm Shift Consulting Group LLC: Outstanding Experience

Mission Statement: Advocate, Educate, Empower.


Our team advocates as a supported voice for the rights of children and adults with disabilities along side of parents and caregivers. We partner with them to promote equal access to student education and prepare them through educational and community services. We educate families on the intricacies of the systems to identify, plan, engage and measure the outcomes of established goals. We empower each person to set goals and monitor his or her growth as we team with service providers, therapists and other professionals with collaborative opportunities to break through barriers to learning and academic competence in addition to addressing real life applications across environments in the home, school and the community.               


Paradigm Shift Consulting Group are consultants serving individuals and families of children and adults with disabilities. We also provide consulting services to organizations that serve this same population. Our group brings over twenty-five years' experience in advocacy, healthcare, education, program assessments, and quantitative analysis for- profit and non-profit organizations and community leaders. Our expertise offers relief to leaders, employers, families and individuals facing a multitude of challenges. We provide individual and specialized services to meet each child/adult's specific case through effective communication and collaboration with families, school administrators, with service delivery professionals and community leaders. More importantly, we aid in fostering platforms where the individual or parents have equitable allotment in the education and transition process.


The Paradigm Shift leadership team consists of two parents and one sibling of an individual on the Autism spectrum. The staffs' life long experience and knowledge of the challenges facing those with disabilities motivates our child and adult- centered approach. 

Our Leadership Team:

Julia A. Brooks, BCEA

CEO & Sr. Consultant 




Julia A. Brooks' perseverance, perspective, and persuasiveness makes her an effective education consultant. She developed perseverance over twenty-five years of navigating through the maze of her son's legal rights, education proficiencies, transitions from school districts to adult services, and more. Julia acquired her perspective of engaging individuals with disabilities in classrooms and community environments with more than 10 years of experience as an adjunct professor whose discipline focused on student-centered planning. She has a track record of creating collaborative opportunities for her son by working with professionals and service providers to implement measurable progress in education and service plans and instructs families to utilize a similar team setting. As an advocate and education consultant, her approach to child/adult-centered planning is applied through the following goals:

1. Identifying educational related needs through the use of appropriate school district testing or independent evaluations.

2. Evaluate appropriate educational and behavioral interventions including least restrictive environment placement, educational programming, specially designed instruction, inclusion opportunities, transition goals and progress plans.

3. Recommend appropriate educational and behavior interventions as well as community, state and federal programs.

4. Empower and educate parents and students so that can advocate independently with multi-system programs for their unique needs

5. Resolve conflicts when possible, avoiding costly due process hearings and insurance or service agency denials.

(NSEAI (c) Marie Lewis, PhD, RN, BCEA 2016)


Most importantly, Julia creates a safe space for children and adults to express their concerns and provides them with the confidence necessary to become fierce advocates for themselves and their families.


Areas of Service:

  • Private Consultation first meeting no fees rendered.
  • Develop profile based on child or adult-centered planning.
  • Provide a gap analysis regarding services adult or child is receiving with customize treatment and recommendations.
  • Complete record review (including assessments, reports and medical history).
  • Specialist expertise in:
  • Educational practices and standards
  • Related services
  • Service options
  • Coordination and case management of interagency services
  • Communication management
  • Offer referral and resource information
  • Increase collaboration and team  work to improve adult or child services
  • Support families in obtaining services such as BHRS (wrap around), Occupational or Speech Therapy
  • Align IFEP, IEP, ISP and 504 plans to strategize, goals and objectives to the student's strengths and educational needs and work with parents/caregivers to prepare for meetings.
  • Identify opportunities for student independence with new skills being acquired.
  • Assist students and parents in making crucial educational decisions and finding solutions to specific issues.
  • Assist in development of a strategic plan toward:
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Post -secondary opportunities
  • Independent living
  • Help students reach their functional goals through appropriate progress monitoring.
  • Assessment, observation and behavior analysis to ensure needs are met to make gains.

Geographic Areas: PA, NJ, NY, DE, MA

Other states can be conducted via skype or telephone conferences




Julius A. Brooks M.D.

Senior Vice President & Sr. Consultant




Julius A. Brooks MD is a parent of an adult son with autism and is a board certified family practitioner who has practiced medicine in a large South Jersey health system over the past 25 years. Dr. Brooks' experience includes clinical practice in primary care, behavioral, addiction and occupational medicine. In addition, Dr. Brooks has served administratively as medical director for two organizations and has functioned as a medical consultant authorizing school based health related state services.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Healthcare Service Delivery
  • Healthcare administration
  • Health and Wellness Education
  • Needs Assessment for Vulnerable Populations


Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins 

Director, Research and Analysis




Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins is a sibling of a brother who has autism and has nearly 12 years of experience in research and analysis for organizations ranging from large for-profit corporate entities to small non-profit entities. She also has experience with project management, program evaluation, impact analysis, and strategic planning. Rachel’s approach to consulting engagements blends academically rigorous research and analytical methods with the best and most current management practices in order to apply new knowledge in ways which enhance organization performance as clients transition into the wrokforce.


Areas of expertise:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Advocacy
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Housing, Community and Economic Development

Our Services

We are a full-service consulting group. See an overview of our services.


Contact Us

For answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment, please call:



Or send us an email.

Print | Sitemap
© Paradigm Shift Consulting Group LLC

This website was created using IONOS MyWebsite.