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Meghan Whittaker, Esq.

Director of Policy

Meghan Whittaker is the policy director at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). She leads the development of NCLD’s policy agenda on issues critical to the success of students with learning and attention issues and their families. Meghan works closely with the public policy and advocacy team to generate, develop, and implement federal policy initiatives that protect the rights of and advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Meghan previously served as NCLD’s policy and advocacy manager, where she worked with her team to implement NCLD’s legislative strategy in Washington, DC, and advance government policies that support the success of individuals with learning and attention issues in school, at work and in life. She supported advocacy campaigns and engaged 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.

From the policy blog

Civics Education and the Preservation of Disability and Civil Rights

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) speaks about his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement to the NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council with other advocates. “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”   —President Franklin D. Roosevelt When President Roosevelt made this … Continue reading Civics Education and the Preservation of Disability and Civil Rights

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