Tina Beauparlant is a Program Assistant and Educational Advocacy Specialist with the Capital District office of Parent to Parent of NYS.
Tina is the former Vice President of the Parents and Professional Special Education Advocacy Council and currently serves on the Planning Committee for the Albany Law School Annual Special Education Advocacy Training Conference. She is a member of the Advisory Council Educational Subcommittee of the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD).
Tina began her vocation in the field of Educational Advocacy after her son, David, was born with Down Syndrome. When her son started in school there were few agencies to help her. She felt the world had moved her family aside and that they were all alone. She was told by a friend to call Parent to Parent of NYS. When she called she found a kind voice on the other end of the phone that said YOU ARE NOT ALONE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Tina has a true passion for what she does and is committed to educating parents and professional to insure that ALL children with special needs receive “A Free and Appropriate Public Education.” Tina lives in Schenectady County with her husband Ronald and their two children David and Ronald II.