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Alison Uhrlass

Development Associate


Alison Uhrlass is the Development Associate for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). In this role Alison manages planning for donor events, oversees the development internship program, and maintains the department’s donor communication systems.

Prior to NCLD, Alison worked at Our Oregon in Portland, OR as Operations Manager for the Yes on 97 campaign, a state ballot measure initiative aimed at increasing public school and healthcare funding through a tax reform. In this role, Alison effectively managed projects and daily logistics for a team of 100+ people, including campaign leadership. Before operations, Alison was a field organizer and an outreach fellow at Our Oregon, where she coordinated statewide volunteer mobilization efforts and voter engagement, as well as developed an internship program focused in community organizing.

Alison received a Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) from Vermont Law School, specializing in food systems and sustainable agriculture. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Alison lives in Astoria, Queens and in her free time she enjoys running, baking, and volunteering with Planned Parenthood of NYC and the Women’s Information Network (WIN) of NYC.

From the policy blog

Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 2 weeks ago

For the past year, we have been exploring how self-advocacy skills and self-determination play a role in personalized learning.  Self-advocacy skills allow students to advocate and communicate their rights and needs. Having self-advocacy skills is one thing that can lead to self-determination: an individual being empowered to actively make choices about their education and their … Continue reading Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

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