You’re not alone.

Hundreds of parents raising children with special needs have reached out to us for support. And while every child is unique, we found that many parents shared similar experiences advocating for their children’s education. In special education process, parents often feel alone, misinformed, and like they aren’t being heard.


Your insights matter.

During the IEP and 504 process, it can be challenging to express how your child learns best and how they’re developing throughout the year. Exception-ALLY provides you with simple tools to prepare for meetings with the school, to participate equally with the school team, and to track your child’s development year-round.


Your ALLY in education.

We understand that you want to be collaborative with the school system, because you know that collaboration leads to the best outcomes for your child. By partnering with trusted academic professionals, we’ve developed a powerful, yet simple, solution that uses your experience with your child to increase real parent-school collaboration…allowing your child to reach their highest potential.

Leadership Team

Rayford Davis

Founder and CEO

Dana Lee

Founder and Head of Product

Verlin Henderson

Founder and CTO


Otha Thornton

Past President, National PTA

Gordon Rogers

Co-Founder/ President, Edevate

Arisha Smith

Arisha Smith

Founder/ Principal, Idyllic Interactive

Rob Underwood

Principal, TTM Advisors, LLC

Russell Long

General Manager, BrightBytes

Consulting Subject Matter Experts

Craig Goodmark
Education Civil Rights Attorney, Goodmark Law Firm
Elaine Taylor-Klaus
Co-Founder, ImpactADHD
Helki Pruitt
Speech-Language Pathologist, Gwinnett Co. Public Schools
Jen Palmer
Experienced Educator supporting Auditory Processing Disorder, Grandview Heights City School District
Jeremy Didier
CHADD Leader of the Year, Parent Coach at ImpactADHD
Monetia Hollie
Education Consultant and Advocate, Strides of Excellence
Nicole Lavette
Special Education Lead Teacher, Fulton Co. Schools
Polly Williams
Principal of Early Learning , The Galloway School
Renee Hamilton-Newman
Sarah Bullington
Independent Speech Language Pathologist with 15 years of experience in public and private schools
Tara Stifler
Elementary Literary Specialist, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools

Strategic Investors