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Last updated: 3/12/2018
Ms. Cynthia Moore
Advocate (Individual Member) -- COPAA Community : All Members
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Advocate Tip of the Day
Non-Attorney Special Education Advocate
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  MA
  All Neuropsychological Disorder, All Other Special Needs, Anxiety Disorders, Applied Behavioral Therapy, Aspergers, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Challenges/Discipline, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Chronic Health Conditions, Civil Rights, Communication Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Discalculia, Discrimination, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Intervention (3-5), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Executive Function, Health Impairments, Hearing Impairment/Deafness, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities (LD), Medically Fragile, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological Developmental Delays, Other, School Refusal/Phobic, Section 504/Accommodations, Sensory Integration /Processing Disorder, Social Skills Deficits, Special Education/Idea, Speech and Language Disorder, Transitioning Youth, Twice Exceptional
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Northborough
Massachusetts
01532 
508 6170022 (Mobile)
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Education/Experience
Programs Completed: Parent Consultant, Federation for Children with Special Needs (2008), Mediator, The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Training (2010), Leadership in Advocacy, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (2012), Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk Law (2014), COPAA - SEAT program: Special Education Advanced Training (2016 in process)

Training: Wrights Law , Teaching Executive Functioning at Home (The Center for Executive Functioning Skills Development), Orton-Gillingham, (Commonwealth Learning Center), Array of Annual Training by Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc., Seminars delivered by: Tony Atwood, Carol Grey, Elsa Abele, New England Center for Children, more.....

Annual Conference Attendance (multiple years): Autism Society of America, Asperger’s Association of New England, Federation for Children with Special Needs, L.A.D.D.E.R.S, Transition Planning
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Former SEAT teaching assistant for COPAA
Former board member of SPaNMass.org
Former speaker on "How to Single Parent a Child with ASD" for the Autism Society of America
Former President and board member of NSPAC.org (Northborough, Southborough, Algonquin Parent Advisory Committee)
Owner/Moderator of Facebook pages: Advocate Tip of the Day

Member of a number of different closed Facebook forums consisting of professionals in special education, advocacy, and disability rights.
Former FSCN.org trainer delivering seminars to parents on special education and effective communication
Former small claims court alternative resolution mediator
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I come from a family that includes a variety of medical, neurological, and physical disabilities. During a time when family members with disabilities were generally kept away from the public, I was blessed as a child to be raised in a world where differences were embraced and celebrated. I grew up believing we were all differently-abled and our potential was tied more to our dreams and belief in ourselves than to perceived limitations and labels.

Despite a long and highly successful corporate career, it wasn’t until I started volunteering as an Educational Surrogate Parent for students in the foster care system, that I experienced a true sense of reward. Since that time I have provided assistance to others with regards to their civil rights and special education challenges. These families have included other advocates, teachers, related service providers in the special education field, activists in disability rights, officers of SEPACs, other members of the organizations in which I volunteer as well as families unaffiliated with any organization or the profession of special education.

Mathama Gandi said “Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” I believe that my destiny is to enable others to access their rights and to deliver change that brings about true equality of opportunity and benefit for those with disabilities regardless of income, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other societal defining attribute.
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