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Lindsay E. Jones, Esq.

Lindsay E. Jones, Esq.

CEO

As CEO, Lindsay E. Jones leads NCLD and its efforts to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 Americans nationwide with learning and attention issues.  For the prior five years, Lindsay has served as NCLD’s Vice President, Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer. In that role, she designed and implemented NCLD’s legislative strategy in Washington, DC, aimed at advancing government policies that support the success of individuals with learning and attention issues in school, at work and in life. She also developed advocacy campaigns and works closely with NCLD’s grassroots network of committed parents.

Before joining NCLD, Lindsay was the senior director for policy and advocacy at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), where she led CEC’s federal legislative advocacy and worked with dedicated educator advocates across the country. She was instrumental in developing and pushing forward many policies at CEC that supported classroom teachers in their work with children with disabilities and their families.

Lindsay has a lifelong passion for education. She grew up in a family of advocates committed to working for individuals with disabilities. Prior to her national policy work, she was a partner with the law firm of Gust Rosenfeld in Phoenix. As a practicing attorney, she advised schools and families on special education compliance and litigation. Her practice included Office for Civil Rights investigations, state department of education complaints, IDEA and Section 504 due process hearings and litigation. She is admitted and has litigated before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the federal district courts and state and administrative courts in Arizona.

Lindsay is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on issues of policy, advocacy and special education law. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arizona, and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico.

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New Year, New Congress, Same Fight for Equity and Access

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” — Frederick Douglas We won’t achieve anything as a community unless we ask and advocate for what we need. This month marks the start of the 116th Congress and a new opportunity for NCLD to speak out for the 1 in 5. … Continue reading New Year, New Congress, Same Fight for Equity and Access

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