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Meghan Casey Whittaker

Meghan Casey

Policy & Advocacy Manager

Meghan Casey Whittaker is the policy and advocacy manager at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). She is part of the public policy and advocacy team which implements NCLD’s legislative strategy in Washington, DC, and advances government policies that support the success of individuals with learning and attention issues in school, at work and in life. She supports advocacy campaigns and engages with NCLD’s grassroots network of committed parents.

Before joining NCLD, Meghan completed her law degree and her master’s degree in social work at the Catholic University of America. She has dedicated her career to advocating for children and families on various issues. She has worked with the DC Public Defender Service in their Juvenile Services Program and with Children’s Law Center’s Guardian ad Litem Project. She also has worked as a therapist for children with behavioral and emotional challenges, and served as an educational surrogate parent for a student with a learning disability.

Meghan earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and criminology from Stonehill College.

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Bi-Partisan RISE Act Introduced in Congress to Increase College Access for Students with Disabilities

Now, as Congress turns its attention to rewriting the Higher Education Act, NCLD will be working to push the RISE Act forward. For more information, be sure to read: NCLD’s summary of the RISE Act NCLD’s press release Too often, parents and students share with us the challenges they confront when trying to get services and … Continue reading Bi-Partisan RISE Act Introduced in Congress to Increase College Access for Students with Disabilities

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