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Maggie Coudriet

Advisor to The Autism Community of Hope
Special Education Advocate


“Maggie is a passionate voice and tireless worker on behalf of children with special needs and their families.  She knows what she’s talking about… and she has the respect of people who count.  Most of all, she has a big heart.  As the parent of a special needs child herself, Maggie really cares about these children and their parents.”

Dan T. / Shelton CT

Maggie is the parent of two young adults, both redheads and one on the Autism spectrum. In addition to her experience advocating on behalf of her son Ryan, Maggie has accumulated a wealth of experience as a Special Education Advocate and Parent Advocate, working with families and children as they meet with therapists and physicians, and reaching out to school districts and state agencies to put appropriate autism intervention programs in place.

Maggie is a founding parent/advocate of the Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Support Group of Fairfield County, CT, a non-attorney member advocate of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPPA), and a member of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC). Prior to serving as a special education advocate, Maggie worked in the advertising industry in New York City and continues to work in marketing today. She holds a bachelor of arts in both Journalism and Speech from Ohio Wesleyan University.