Young Adult Leadership Council

Marcos Allen

Marcos Allen has completed his sophomore year at Beacon College and will be starting his junior year in September. When he was diagnosed with dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and ADHD in fourth grade, his parents decided to homeschool him so that expectations for learning could remain high and Marcos could tap multiple resources with a flexible curriculum to learn at his own pace. His goals are to earn undergraduate and master’s degrees in art education and to secure a job teaching art. Marcos and his family have been very active in the dyslexia community, where he has had opportunities to share about living with dyslexia as a young person.

Marcos enjoys working out, hiking, and drawing. He’s excited to be a part of the Council and hopes to gain a deeper understanding of disability rights and how best to educate others to become effective self-advocates and spokespersons for individuals with learning and attention issues.

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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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