Lori Boll
Location (city/state/country)
Bangkok, Thailand and Bend, Oregon
Author bio
Lori Boll is an experienced Special Education leader with a personal connection to individuals with disabilities.

In 2003, Lori's son Braden was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This milestone event changed her focus from teaching elementary students to advocating for all children and their education.

In Shanghai, China Lori worked as a program director for a school for students with special needs. She went on to co-found the first inclusive school in the city. Lori created the Intensive Needs Program at International School Bangkok. This inclusive program was the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian region, serving students with Down Syndrome, Autism, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Lori has recently become the Executive Director of the Special Education Network and Inclusion Association (SENIA). SENIA's vision is to live in an inclusive world where every individual is supported, resources are accessible, potential is maximized, and action is inspired.

Lori has two graduate degrees; one in Reading Education and the other in Special Education. She has taught for over twenty-five years in international schools, including American International School Riyadh, Jakarta International School, Concordia International School, and in the United States in California and Colorado.

As an international speaker, Lori uses her platform to teach educators about autism, executive functioning, and inclusion.

Currently, Lori is writing a memoir describing her family's life as expatriates living overseas while raising a child with severe autism. Told through emails, Facebook posts, and blog entries from the past 20 years, Lori shares her daily struggles, comedic anecdotes, and lifelong learning lessons.

Professional Speaker Topics
Autism, Special Education, Inclusion, Executive Functioning
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

1 in 20 children have a disability.

That gives 19 kids a daily opportunity to learn about diversity, collaboration, inclusion and friendship. -Author Unknown

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