Margaret Wakelin

  • Hosted by Equip for Equality
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation
  • Service location Chicago, Illinois
  • Law school Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights, Education/Special Education
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Margaret addressed the significant need for education advocacy for children with autism in low-income and minority communities in Chicago. The project employed three main strategies: direct representation to ensure children receive high-quality education services and appropriate school settings; education and advocacy to increase early identification; and training to transform parents into strong educational advocates.

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