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Wendell Hutchinson - Founder, Attorney

Wendell obtained his Bachelor of Public Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and his JD from Mississippi College School of Law. He has been a member of the Mississippi Bar for over 25 years. Wendell has worked as an attorney for the State of Mississippi, in the nonprofit sector, and in private practice.

Further, Wendell has over 15 years of experience in the field of special education law. While serving as a Managing Attorney for a nonprofit organization in Jackson, MS, Wendell developed a passion for advocating for children with disabilities. He was honored with the opportunity to advocate for and represent children with disabilities to ensure they received a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. Wendell provided legal supervision to Education Advocates, consulted with Education Advocates on their individual special education cases, represented children with disabilities in administrative proceedings and court proceedings, and worked on systemic projects to bring about systems change in special education. Additionally, Wendell co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing advocacy services on behalf of students with disabilities from lower economic households.

Angela Rogers - Managing Director of Advocacy

Introductory
Angela Rogers, BA, RBT, is an Advocate, Chairman, and Philanthropist. She is well-known for her endless efforts towards advocacy, autism, behavior analysis and development, disability rights, and special needs.

Early Life and Education
Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Ms. Rogers later moved along the Gulf Coast in the southeast. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she attained her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. She is now nearing her graduate school completion with a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through Mississippi State University. She also holds credentials as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT)

Specialized Career
Angela’s activity in healthcare developed nearly 20 years of relative experience, combined with a current career pursuit as a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). She possesses a proven track record of success in assisting parents of of individuals with disabilities in understanding their child’s unique needs in the home, natural environment, and school settings [Rights violations and the development of appropriate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs), Manifestation Determination Reviews (MDRs)], and providing professional activities with optimal outcomes to those in need.

Ms. Rogers has performed duties as a Mental Health Investigator, Social Security Representative Payee Investigator, Special Education Advocate, Board Member for Together Enhancing Autism Awareness (TEAAM), and Board Member for Disability Connection.

Additionally, Angela has taught Parenting Autism at community education facilities, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) training, as well as disability rights training and Parent/Caregiver IDEA training for the Exceptional Family Members Program (EFMP) for Keesler AFB, the Naval Construction Battalion Center, and several school districts within Jackson County and Harrison County areas.