Amanda Morin is an author, speaker, parent advocate and former early childhood educator. Ms. Morin worked in classrooms and as an early intervention specialist for 10 years. She currently works as a Writer and Senior Expert, Family Advocacy and Education for Understood.org. Ms. Morin has written for and served as an expert resource for numerous outlets, including NPREd, Education Week, Associated Press (AP), The Atlantic, Washington Post, Parenting Special Needs Magazine, and more. She is the author of three books: The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education, The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book and On-the-Go Fun for Kids: More Than 250 Activities to Keep Little Ones Busy and Happy-Anytime, Anywhere!
Since 2007, she has been working as an education writer and as a parent advocate to empower parents and affirm the pivotal role they play in their child’s education. During her years as an early childhood educator, she taught kindergarten and worked with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. She provided education and training to parents of children with disabilities and led multidisciplinary teams in developing and implementing Individual Family Service Plans. Morin received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Maine and special education advocacy training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. She is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and the Education Writers’ Association.