Educational Advocacy is Passion for Disability Law Executive Director
Mary Anne Harvey began her career as a teacher in a Wyoming child care center. That work experience introduced her to children with disabilities and spawned an advocacy passion that has never left her. In the 1970’s, she began her work at what was formerly called ‘The Legal Center for People With Disabilities and Older People.’ At that time, the organization was tasked with implementing changes in the law governing special education.
Now Executive Director of Disability Law Colorado, Mary Anne says although the organization’s name has changed, its mission and its advocacy issues have not. In an interview with Catherine Strode, she says protecting children with disabilities in the educational system remains one of its ongoing advocacy efforts.