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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New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

Education and civil rights advocates are in agreement: Students who are immigrants and those whose parents are immigrants should not have their citizenship status jeopardized when they receive public assistance. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disagrees. Just last week, DHS issued a final rule that is set to go into effect on October … Continue reading New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

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