Special Needs Authority
Superpower: Elevating others through advocacy.
Jocelyn is a coach, an author, a certified teacher and a trusted authority on parenting children with special needs. She provides parents with the tools and resources to navigate family life, while welcoming a special needs child into the world. With a particular expertise of working with parents who have children on the spectrum, she is a sought-out resource for her empathetic approach to providing parents with the support they need to cope with the unexpected challenges of life. Jocelyn believes that every child is a gift, and she shares with parents the beauty that every child can bring to this world.
Following the birth of her own special needs child, Jocelyn became a determined advocate, working tirelessly to improve the system within which she found herself. She has played an integral role in program development within the New York school system and continues to enact positive change for children on the spectrum through her advocacy and coaching practice. In addition, Jocelyn has authored many scholarly articles in regards to alternative educational structures.
Jocelyn serves as a Director of the Board of the North Shore Autism Circle, as a Director of the Board at the Sid Jacobson JCC, as a member of the Board of Education at Temple Beth Sholom and as the President of the Special Education PTA for the Roslyn school district, in addition to holding a number of community volunteer positions and playing an active leadership role in the non-profit organization, UJA Supplies for Success.
Jocelyn received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Florida Honors Program and her Masters of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jocelyn lives in New York with her husband and three sons.