Amanda Klemas

  • Hosted by Massachusetts Advocates for Children
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location Boston
  • Law school Harvard Law School
  • Issue area Education/Special Education
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

In Massachusetts, children with a category of mental health-related disabilities known as serious emotional disturbance (SED) recently became eligible for comprehensive, community-based mental health services known as wraparound care. My project seeks to leverage wraparound toward improving educational outcomes for children with SED. I will represent parents of children with SED in special education proceedings as well as provide training and technical assistance to wraparound providers.

The Inspiration

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