Linda Goodman has worked in the developmental disability and early childhood field for 45 years and currently serves as a TA and Leadership Consultant on the ECPC project. Beginning her career as a speech and language pathologist, she quickly moved into the area of staff development and then educational administration in the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS). As Superintendent of Schools for what was the Unified School District #3, she moved center-based early intervention services away from segregated classrooms and into childcare programs designed for typical children and home visiting. In 1996, when the Connecticut Part C program was legislatively moved to DDS, she redesigned the program’s infrastructure and provider network and became the Part C Coordinator for the state. She served as President of the IDEA Infant Toddler Coordinators Association and later co-chaired their legislative committee. After 20 years as Part C Coordinator, Linda moved to a newly created state agency, the Office of Early Childhood (OEC), where she served as Deputy Director and later Acting Commissioner. Ms. Goodman retired from the OEC in early 2018.
|Mailing Address||Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities | UConn Health|
|Office Location||263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 | MC 6222|