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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PROFESSIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES
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Founder/Board President:  Lynne Adams

Lynne is a devoted, experienced advocate.  For over 15 years she has worked diligently for disabled students' rights to engage in a meaningful and equitable education experience.  She believes that any child has potential and the ability to be successful and they deserve the opportunity to achieve that goal. It is through her own children and the children that she has advocated for that she has seen that potential come to fruition and without the struggle to overcome the obstacles that so many of us face, there would be no success. 

Vice President/Director of Marketing:  Nicholas Adams

Nick spent 20+ years working in Marketing before leaving to fulfil his life's dream of working with children as a soccer coach.  His passion for the sport of soccer and his experience as a husband and parent has allowed him to understand the struggles that a parent goes through to get the services their child needs.

Board Member:  Carol Salisbury

Former teacher and parent and grandmother to a child with aspergers enables her to understand the importance of special education and the rights provided to enable a child with disabilities the opportunity for inclusion and services provided for success.  She has struggled as a teacher and a parent to ensure that the children in her care get the appropriate education supports.

Board Member:  James Paicopolos

James is a Psychologist who has worked in schools and in his private practice.  As the parent of two children with disabilities, he has been through all aspects of this process and has struggled to get the services in place for his children.  During his work as a school psychologist, he was told what to say and what not to say in team meetings and also instructed in what to include in evaluation reports.  He assisted with standardization of the WISC-IV and the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test and  his name appears in the test manuals.  His testimony at the FDA Hearing in March  2006 along with the testimony of others resulted in Adderal  and Adderall XR being "black boxed" because of potential side effects. He is the founder of the nonprofit organization, New England Diagnostic and Learning Center.



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