Darla Gundler holds the position of Family Leadership and Collaboration Coordinator at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, which sub-contacts with The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC). Prior to joining ECPC she spent over 23 years as Director of the Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health working in the Division of Early Intervention Unit and with the Director of Family Initiatives in the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Division. In addition she is very active within the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as co-chair of the Family Committee and most recently has been elected as Vice-President to DEC. Darla joined the ECPC Leadership Team to enhance Family Engagement and Leadership at all levels within workforce development and oversees the collaborative work across The Early Childhood TA Centers, and National Partner organizations. She is involved in advocacy at the state and the national levels and works to promote parent engagement, leadership development, and utilization of technology in addition to online resources. Her life experiences as a parent of a child with a disability fuels her passion to support policies and practices that enhance the lives of all families.
Darla is currently President-Elect of the Executive Board of Directors for the Division of Early Childhood (DEC).
|Mailing Address||Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities | UConn Health|
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