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Kristy Baxter

Kristy Baxter

Kristy Baxter, M.A., is a member of NCLD’s Young Adult and Innovation Committees and also serves on the Executive Committee.

She began her career in 1973 teaching at the Churchill School and Center, an independent school in New York City for children with learning disabilities. She went on to serve as Churchill’s Head of School and Center from 1988–2008. During these years, she cofounded the Introduction to Independence program at New York Institute of Technology and Camp Northwood, a sleepaway camp for children with learning disabilities in Remsen, New York. Kristy is also a founding expert for Understood.org.

Why are you an advocate for individuals with learning disabilities?

“All children want and can learn. It is our responsibility to make sure that the 1 in 5 have the resources, supports and accommodations they need to achieve their goals and success in life.”

From the policy blog

Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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