Hi there! I’m Kathy Brill.
I was a professional in the field of education and disabilities prior to the birth of my youngest daughter. I understood the role of professionals, but had not experienced the role of parenting a child who has a disability.
I now hold the unique perspective of being able to understand both viewpoints, which led me to successfully problem-solve and create numerous solutions to barriers facing people with disabilities so they can live productively in their communities.
My youngest daughter, now 30 years old, uses a power wheelchair and numerous additional technological and personal supports, has a job, friends, and lives in her own home. We did our best to raise her to be self-determined, and now she is indeed! If you are interested in learning about the thoughts, steps, and strategies that helped us to work toward that goal, please contact us!
It has certainly been a wild ride. Scroll down to see all of the life and family experiences, as well as professional roles, that have impacted our journey.
Received Certification in Special Education
Alexa Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
Member and Chair, Statewide Early Intervention Conference Planning Committee
Early Intervention Consultant
PA Family Focused Early Intervention System
Director of Parent to Parent of PA
Alexa starts school
PA TASH Board, member and Chair
Alexa goes to college
Member of NAB
Received Masters of Professional Studies
Political Management, concentration Grassroots Advocacy from George Washington University
Independent Research Title: “Outcomes of Transportation Funding Redistribution.” (solution for school bus bullying, segregation, budget)
Co-founder, Board Member, and First Executive Director of Parent to Parent USA
This role shaped much of my insight into the lives of parents of children with disabilities. I hope to share those insights with you here.
Alexa graduates college
Board Member, Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Board Member, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
Launched Brill Consulting LLC
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I’m accepting new clients through the rest of the year. Please drop me a line and we’ll get started with your next project!