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Laurel Peltier

Laurel Peltier, Ed.D., is a Curriculum and Instructional Specialist in Special Education at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Massachusetts. Laurel holds an Ed.D. in special education leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has worked in public schools and postsecondary colleges and universities, teaching English and special education courses for the past 33 years. Laurel is trained and has experience in facilitating person centered planning, educational advocacy, and mediation. Her interest in disability advocacy and education began when her youngest child was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Currently, Laurel lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, Chris, and her son, Elijah. She also has an amazing daughter, Sarah, who has fled the nest and lives in the midwest.