Nidia Heston, LMSW

Special Education Advocate

Nidia Chairez Heston is a Texas Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Family Partner also in Texas.  Professionally, Nidia has worked directly with families for over twenty years navigating systems of education, mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, juvenile justice, and the medical community.


Her passion is helping families navigate systems while still maintaining healthy family relationships and emotional/mental well-being.  Personally, she has over fifteen years of experience navigating special education and other child serving systems on behalf of her son.  Nida was born in raised in Austin and enjoys spending time outdoors (but hates cedar fever) with her husband and son, trying new cooking recipes, and binge watching old television shows.

Council of Parents, Advocates & Attorneys (COPAA)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)