WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Marion M. Walsh, special education attorney at Littman Krooks LLP, has been named Advocate of the Year by Westchester Jewish Community Services.
Walsh will be honored at the Swing for Independence Golf Outing to benefit the POINT Program and The Compass Project, which will be held Monday, June 15, at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison.
“I am honored to receive this distinction and proud to be associated with Westchester Jewish Community Services, which provides incredible community supports for individuals with disabilities. I applaud the work of the POINT Program and the Compass Project in providing much-needed transition services for young adults with disabilities,” said Walsh.
Walsh is an accomplished special education and general education advocacy attorney. She has worked in education law for over 15 years and is an advocate for children in many capacities. She is also a certified impartial hearing officer. She is a frequent presenter to community and professional groups on the topics of special education, emotional disabilities, student bullying and harassment as well as the impact of the Common Core on students in New York state. Walsh is co-chair of the newly formed Lower Hudson Special Education Task Force of New York State and is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid USA.
The POINT Program enables young adults, ages 21 and older, with developmental and learning disabilities to live independently. The Compass Project is designed to help young people plan for and prepare to make a successful transition to the workplace and independent adulthood.
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