Workshop Presenter October 17th at the Springfield JCC
Ellen Chambers ran a very successful special education advocacy practice for over ten years. She also was an Executive Director of a local chapter of the Massachusetts ARC, and worked at Boston’s Disability Law Center where she partnered with some of the best special education attorneys in New England.
In 2006 Ms. Chambers founded the nonprofit organization SPEDWatch where she currently serves as Executive Director. SPEDWatch provides infrastructure and leadership for a statewide civil rights, social change movement devoted to securing the educational rights of schoolchildren with disabilities. SPEDWatch authors the report: Broken Promises: Special Education in Massachusetts, maintains a website to stimulate broad discussion of children’s special education rights; publishes the only newsletter in Massachusetts devoted solely to information impacting special education rights; and has a vibrant listserv where members give and receive advocacy advice and emotional support. She has appeared twice on Boston’s ABC television news.
Ms. Chambers holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Lowell, and an M.B.A. from Bentley College. She resides in Pepperell, Massachusetts with her husband and her teenage daughter who has high functioning autism.