Educating and Empowering Parents, Advocates, and Organizations to Achieve

I am, Cynthia Moore. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I identify as a cis-gender, female. I began my professional life in the financial services sector, quickly rising to the executive level. In the process I gained extensive expertise in facilitative leadership, strategic planning, data analysis, and negotiation; skills that are invaluable in the world of special education advocacy.

I entered the world of special education 20+ years ago, advocating for my own children. Over time my volunteer advocacy efforts expanded to help family, friends, and eventually children who were wards of the state as a Special Education Surrogate Parent. I have received a plethora of training in special education, civil rights, and negotiating from a wide variety of places including, but not limited to:

  • Wrightslaw (

  • The Federation of Children with Special Needs (

  • The Special Needs Advocacy Network (

  • The Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates (

  • The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Training

  • The Suffolk University Advanced Legal Studies Program


including, but not limited to, participation in:

and experience as:

  • Vice President of Membership of the Special Needs Advocacy Network board

  • President of the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Advisory Council board

  • Trainer for the Federation for Children with Special Needs

  • Teaching team member for COPAA’s SEAT program

  • Autism Society of America speaker on “Single Parenting Those with Autism”


My ultimate goal is to empower individuals and organizations to become their own best advocates. I believe that if the special education system worked as designed, special education advocates would not be needed. I dream of the day this vision is a reality.