Founder of the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination
Madeleine Will represents the interests of individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families, and partnerships of parents and professionals involved in creating and expanding high-quality comprehensive policy reform. Ms. Will has over thirty-five years of experience in public policy. Since her adult son, Jonathan, was born with Down syndrome, she has been involved in disability policy efforts at the local, State and federal levels and has become a nationally-recognized expert in the field. Leadership positions include serving as Vice President of the National Down Syndrome Society, Chair of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, and Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), in the U.S. Department of Education.