Emerson Dickman, JD (of Counsel) is a special education attorney and child advocate who had represented children and adults with disabilities for over 40 years. He has often credited his wife, Georgette, and his children for the passion with which he pursues his life’s work. His own experience as an individual with dyslexia has deepened his understanding of and sensitivity to the special needs of individuals with disabilities and the concerns of their families.
His four decades of experience in the education sphere gives him the depth of knowledge to support families to ensure their child’s needs are being appropriately met by the programs and services provided in school.
He is the past-President of the International Dyslexia Association and was a founding member of the consensus committee gathered in 1992 to create the legal definition of dyslexia. He speaks about dyslexia on the national and international stage, promoting awareness and advocacy. He, alongside his wife, Georgette Dickman, won the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2012. Learn more at www.emersondickman.com.