Title: Parent Advocate and Educational Consultant
Company: Cara Cohen Advocate
Location: Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
Cara Jill Cohen, MSEd, Parent Advocate and Educational Consultant at Cara Cohen Advocate, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic consultancy and advocacy.
With more than 25 years of experience to her credit, Ms. Cohen has excelled as a parent advocate and educational consultant with her eponymous business, Cara Cohen Advocate, since 2007. Prior to these positions, she was active as a behavior analyst for Beacon ABA Services from 2005 to 2006. She previously served as an autism coordinator and special educator for Alexandria City Public Schools between 2000 and 2005. During this time, she proudly piloted an inclusion classroom and set up a co-teaching practice with another teacher as to help children with special kids interact with the general student population. Ms. Cohen began her career as a special educator with The New England Center for Children from 1997 to 2000.
Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Cohen pursued an education at the University of Rhode Island, earning a Bachelor of Science in communicative disorders with a focus on speech pathology and audiology in 1997. She subsequently concluded her studies at Simmons University, graduating with a Master of Science in Education in special education in 2000. Having been featured in The New York Times, she attributes her success to her stellar social skills, her lifelong compassion for the special needs population, her passion for special education and her dedication to making a difference in people’s lives. Among the many highlights of her career, she cites her greatest achievement as her ability to alleviate the stress of families with special needs children, including students living with ADHD, autism, and non-verbal autism whose lives she has helped to vastly improve. Looking toward the future, Ms. Cohen hopes to continue her advocacy work and launch a number of initiatives to promote inclusion of special needs children into a wider and more understanding populace prior to their adulthood.
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