George Lucas Educational Foundation

Michelle Foley

Advocate for Students With Special Needs

Michelle Renée Foley has more than 15 years of experience parenting and working with children with special needs. Leveraging her degree in telecommunications from Ball State University and a former career in public relations, Foley works to help other parents and students with special needs to become positive advocates within the disabilities community. Her particular areas of interest include Asperger syndrome/ASD, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD/ADD, neuromuscular disease, Type 1 diabetes, and chronic medical conditions and genetic disorders.

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  • Classroom Management

    Getting Started With Person-First Language

    Focusing on who students are as individuals—instead of on learning differences or other descriptors—starts with empathy.