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Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey St., Fourth Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Myriam Alizo has been working at SPAN since the year 2003 on different roles. Currently she is a Resource and Product Coordination for the RAISE Center, a program housed at SPAN. The RAISE Center is charged with supporting the identification, development, and sharing of transition related resources that would increase the capacity to serve youth and young adults with disabilities and their families. Myriam is also a Project Assistant for the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is charged with providing Parent Centers with information and resources to assist culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with disabilities across geographic regions in the nation. 

Until December 2017, Myriam was as a Parent Group Specialist under the START Project, helping to develop and support Parent Groups in the area of special education in northeastern New Jersey, and conducting bilingual presentations on IDEA, Basic Rights and Parent Professional Collaboration, Parent Involvement in the Special Education Process, Key Changes to the Special Education Law, Engaging Immigrant/LEP Families in School, as well as Ensuring Effective Services to Immigrant and/or LEP/ELL Children and Families. Myriam was the Northern Regional Parent Associate for New Jersey Statewide Parent to Parent from 2008 until Nov. 2013. Myriam was a member of the NJ Special Education Advisory Council from 2011 to 2018. Myriam was a part of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Parent Leader Team. Myriam worked as a coordinator for the OSEP English-Spanish Translation Glossary in 2011 and 2013.

Prior to working at SPAN, Myriam worked for over three years as a Family Support Coordinator & Parent Trainer at Parent-to-Parent of Miami, Florida, a Community Parent Resource Center; an organization dedicated to assisting and advocating for parents and their children with special needs.

Myriam Alizo has a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.