Marilyn Weber is a seasoned parent consultant and advocate specialized in transition issues, who works with adolescents and young adults. Ms. Weber joined NESCA in the fall of 2014 to offer community-based skills coaching services as well as short-term consultation to families and fellow professionals.
Ms. Weber brings decades of experience working in schools and community agencies as a job developer, job coach, work study coordinator, school-to-careers coordinator, transition coordinator, parent and professional trainer, and parent consultant.
She received her advocacy training through The Federation of Children with Special Needs (FCSN), Wrightslaw and the SEAT program, co-sponsored by the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Council of Special Education Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). She completed her practicum at FCSN.
She remains affiliated with the Federation as a trainer in their “Planning a Life” transition workshop series and “Transition 101” courses.
Ms. Weber was the Partnership Director for DRYVE, a youth career center funded by the Workforce Initiative Act. She is a member of Massachusetts Advocates for Children Autism Advisory Committee and Transition Coordinator Subcommittee which recently passed “An Act Relative to Students with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education, Employment and Independent Living.”
She is the proud mother of a young adult with autism.