Advocacy Alliance of Metrowest- Margaret (Marge) Sunners Lead Advocate
Marge Sunners has been a member of Special Needs Advocacy Network since 1995, when she first became a Federation for Children with Special Needs trained advocate. Since 1997, she has served on the SPaN Board on multiple committees and as a past Treasurer, past Membership V.P. and more recently as a past Member-at-Large. Marge has been recognized by the BOD as a founding member. As a professional Special Needs Advocate, in private practice, Marge's primary focus has been on assisting individuals and their families who have a child with a hearing loss/ Deafness. She is able to communicate in ASL with her Deaf clients and their families, who use American Sign Language, as she is also a parent of a now adult bilingual Deaf son, diagnosed with hearing loss and additional disabilities. Her office is located in Natick, MA- and will see clients by appointment only.
Marge has been a Federation for Children with Special Needs Parent Trainer, and an advisor to the Massachusetts Dept. of Education working along with MCDHH to help promote appropriate policy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Massachusetts. She has previously served many years on the Advisory committees to Yesodot, Gateway, Sudbury Valley Special Needs Initiative, the Advisory Committee of Bureau of Jewish Education, as well as a past board member of Jewish Family Services of Metrowest, and a past president of Women's American ORT. Marge had been a community representative on the Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston, for aprox. 10 yrs., with her personal goal of helping to represent the interests of individuals with special needs within the Jewish Community. Currently Marge serves on two committees outside of SPaN as she is on the MCDHH Advisory Task Force, working towards improving life in Massachusetts for those with hearing loss/ Deafness, through legislative and other means, as well as serving on the Racial Justice, Diversity and Equity Committee of Congregation Or Atid.
Specializing in assisting parents/ guardians with Signing Students &/or Oral Deaf Students, Hard-of-Hearing, Cochlear Implant & Hearing Aid Accommodations/ School Options, Parent/Professional Resources as well as providing Training for Groups/Individuals. FCSN Trained, & WrightsLaw Trained. Advocating since 1995. Willing to Come to Meetings, Able to Attend Remote Team Meetings &/or Willing to Provide Behind the Scenes Consulting.
Languages : ASL
Travel Miles : 50+ miles
Board Term : 2021-2023
Region : Metrowest
Advocacy Network, Inc.
177 Huntington Ave Ste 1703,
PMB 52476, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Email: [email protected]