37 years experience promoting collaboration between families and the BRS
Laura DiGalbo, M.Ed., C.R.C., L.P.C.
Laura DiGalbo received her B.A. in psychology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and her M.Ed. from the University of Hartford in counseling. She is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut.
Ms. DiGalbo has worked in the disability field including vocational rehabilitation and public policy for over 45 years as a practitioner, supervisor, administrator and consultant. It was during this time that she was charged with oversight of initiatives between the Department of Rehabilitation Services and school systems throughout Connecticut. This role led her to develop Connecticut’s first programmatic interdisciplinary team approach facilitating transition from secondary education to employment and postsecondary education for persons with disabilities; those on The Autism Spectrum in specific. She also provided clinical/ programmatic leadership to agencies, school systems and employment service providers around engaging families in collaborative planning with youth on The Spectrum.
Now in private practice, Laura provides consultation and training to public and private agencies, school systems as well as service providers around the country on such topics as; transition of those with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment, the creation of public policy affecting disenfranchised people, including those with disabilities, and engagement of stakeholders in interdisciplinary, interagency planning. She presents at conferences on these topics and others related to disability both nationally and internationally.
In addition, she has been an adjunct professor at Springfield College, Assumption College and Goodwin University. She has served as adjunct faculty for 27 years in the Graduate School of Counseling and Family Therapy of Central Connecticut State University where her focus is on developing an understanding of all disabilities with a concentration on psychological and cognitive disorders including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.