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Laurie Wellner

Laurie Wellner, Ed.D is an Vice President at Northcentral University and has worked in education for the past 28 years. Dr. Wellner specializes in issues regarding autism, special education and organizational leadership, ADHD, educationally related mental health services, and the successful communication and collaboration with stakeholders for the improvement of the educational process. Dr. Wellner has also served as an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University and Touro College (New York). She has served on many committees pertaining to systems change in education including parent education and empowerment. Dr. Wellner is the author of several articles, book chapters, a meta-analysis of the literature in the area of trust theory, a curriculum guide for Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as other writing, leadership, conferences and research projects. She regularly chairs and participates in committees for dissertation research at the doctoral level. She is an avid speaker being frequently requested by school sites, districts, charter schools, parent groups and other organizations. Most recently she was invited to present her research on trust theory at Cambridge University, UK and also in Ireland. She is a passionate advocate for all students, their families, their teachers, and the successful relationships that are built and maintained for the success of all. Website: Twitter:@lauriewellner LinkedIn:

The IEP Process: 5 Tips for Success

The IEP Process: 5 Tips for Success

Collaboration between school representatives and parents is the foremost approach to accurate educational planning for children with special needs. This process rests primarily on the principle that parental participation is mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). All parents can and should contribute meaningfully to their child’s education; as such involvement is integral […]

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