MaryMoynihanConneely
Mary Moynihan Conneely
Special Education Advocate
About this expert
Mary believes in using advocacy to help parents of children with special needs.  Prompted by experiences with her son, Mary started blogging about advocacy and special needs issues several years ago. Through Advocacy in Action, she runs workshops to train parents in practical advocacy skills and also assists clients who have issues relating to their child with special needs.
 
Mary has extensive advocacy experience having worked as an attorney in Boston for ten years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, and Politics and Government and a Juris Doctorate. In addition, she has certificates in Disability Advocacy and Working with Children with Special Educational Needs.
 
Writing about special needs, disability and health issues on her blog, Mary also addresses special needs and disability issues on local and national radio. In addition, she co-presented a workshop on advocacy at an international autism conference. 
 
Mary is active in the special needs and disability communities.  She is a parents’ representative for the Special Needs Parent Association and is actively involved with local and national disability groups.  Mary also represents parents on an HSE committee for oversight of an autism service.
 
Visit www.advocacyinaction.net for more information.  
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