Patricia Carrin, Principal of NLDResources, a learning disabilities education and consulting company, is a pioneer and leader in the field of Nonverbal Learning Disorders. In her work she provides guidance, support and education for parents, young adults, professionals and school systems that are affected by a diagnosis of NLD. Patricia works thru a partnership model with her clients to develop a plan of empowerment to maximize their strengths and gain strategies to remediate real life issues.
Patricia is also founder and current director of the Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association, a national nonprofit corporation dedicated to research, education, and advocacy for Nonverbal Learning Disorders where she communicates both nationally and internationally with those seeking information and professional collaboration.
Patricia's work in the field of disabilities began several years ago as a parent of a child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder and as a medical advocate for brain tumor patients. She began her work by teaching best practices in disabilities, and in the competencies of influencing public officials in policy, through her training with the Federal Partners in Policymaking Leadership Program. Patricia's efforts in raising awareness, advocacy and disability rights were acknowledged through her appointment by the Governor of the State of CT in 2002 to the state's Council on Developmental Disabilities Board of Directors where she is currently serving her second three year appointment.
Patricia is a graduate of Smith College, Northampton, MA here she studied psychology and neuroscience. In 2005 she completed a masters certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at Antioch New England University in Keene New Hampshire with an emphasis in counseling and mentoring.
Prior to her work in the field of disabilities Patricia was a practicing Interior Designer for twenty years. In her consulting work she often combines her expertise in these fields when educating her clients on issues of sensory integration and the impact of the environment on learning and processing nonverbal information.
Currently Patricia is developing a prototype classroom that will address the impact of the physical environment on the unique learning and sensory needs of students diagnosed with NLD and other learning differences. For more information about her work she can be contacted at pcarrin@NLDresources.com