Alissa Morris is a Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent at the Long Island office located in Hauppauge, NY. In this position, she provides information, guidance, and support to families of children with developmental disabilities, drawing from her own experience as the mother of two boys with autism. Connecting with other special needs parents has gotten Alissa through the most difficult and isolating of times. These connections have opened up countless opportunities for her family, and have helped her learn how to be a strong advocate for her sons. She is thrilled to be able to connect fellow special needs moms and dads with the support and resources they need in her new position.
Prior to joining Parent to Parent, Alissa worked in the field of international education, coordinating academic and professional exchange programs between the United States and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Alissa began her international career by serving in the Peace Corps, and she has lived overseas in Uzbekistan and Slovakia.
Alissa has her Bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Geneseo. Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking and exploring Long Island’s beautiful beaches with her husband and boys.