A disability rights advocate
for more than 20 years, Candace Cortiella has
provided training and advocacy services for families of
worked as a government affairs associate for a leading
learning disabilities group, and directed an award winning
Web site providing information and resources on learning
disabilities. She founded The Advocacy Institute in 2000.
Director at The Advocacy Institute, Mrs. Cortiella
Research and exclusive materials on federal education laws,
such as the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Workshops that teach basic and advanced advocacy skills
for parents and special education advocates.
Expertise in the areas of specific learning disabilities,
response-to-intervention, assessment and accommodations,
high-stakes testing and much more.
in developing and adapting materials to communicate
brings her personal experience as the parent of a young
adult with learning disabilities to her work as an advocate
and consultant. She currently serves on
the professional advisory board of Smart
Kids with LD.
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