Federation Welcomes Myrto Flessas to the Board of Directors
Myrto Flessas and her husband have a son and a daughter and while both children are exceptional, their son has exceptional educational, medical and social/emotional needs. When Myrto needed help understanding the services and supports her son would need to be successful in school, she called the Parent Training and Information (PTI) Project at the Federation. Myrto is also an attorney with a focus area in special education. When she wanted to know more about special education advocacy, she completed the PTI Parent Consultant Training.
Myrto and her family appreciated the excellent, comprehensive supports she received from the Federation, and continued to stay involved. She read Newsline to learn about Federation events and other subjects of interest to families raising children with special needs. As an active member of her local disability community, she is always pleased to hear that other families also received useful information and supports from the Federation.
She even dreamed of being on the Federation’s Board of Directors, and now, that dream has come true. We are pleased to welcome Myrto Flessas as a member of the Federation’s Board of Directors. She is very excited about this opportunity! As an attorney, advocate and parent, she looks forward to helping support the on-going work of the Federation so we can continue to support families. Myrto shared, “You just have to go to one Visions of Community conference to realize and recognize how much the work of the Federation affects so many lives, and empowers so many parents.”