Young Adult Leadership Council

Jessica McLaren

Jessica McLaren earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Marist College and her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. She is active in the ADD and learning disability community. She assists and educates teachers, administrators, and parents about learning disabilities and the different services available. She has presented about self-advocacy and learning disabilities to elementary-age children, college students, and organizations. Jessica has a deep passion for helping, educating, and advocating for individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD, and ADD. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports and being outside. 

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IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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