Kate Bartlein is a Project Manager at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Before coming to NCLD, Kate spent the past 10 years working for disability and mental health advocacy organizations in Minnesota helping parents navigate the complex special education and children’s mental health systems. She specialized in providing training and support to educators and school staff on topics related to promoting emotional regulation, reducing challenging behavior, and designing neurodivergent and trauma-responsive IEPs. Most recently, Kate worked for Minnesota’s Department of Human Services in a position that was focused on enhancing communication and outreach directly with people living with disabilities and their families. She holds a BA in Psychology and is a published children’s book author.
Her passion for NCLD’s mission is driven by her previous experiences supporting students and families in the special education system, as well as her personal experiences parenting a neurodivergent child and being neurodivergent herself.
In her free time, Kate enjoys swimming, taking long walks with her puppy, and relaxing at home with her family.