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MARCIA BROWN RUBINSTIEN,  M.A., C.E.P.

345 North Main Street, Suite 317,
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 233-3900
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P R O F E S S I O N A L  E X P E R I E N C E

SPECTRUM Consulting, LLC, West Hartford, CT
Co-Director, Educational Consultant - 2006-present
Provide professional resources and presentations to schools and programs addressing the academic and social/emotional needs of children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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EDUFAX with Marcia Rubinstien, LLC, West Hartford, CT
Director, Educational Consultant - 1981-present
Provide educational consultation, evaluation and placement; facilitate school, college and graduate school admissions process; design tutorials; present professionally; publish scholarly articles; manage interactive web site; assist families in crisis intervention and placement in wilderness and emotional growth programs; publish monthly newsletter; conduct education/relocation research for corporate and individual clients; offer NLD coaching and counseling to individuals and families.
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UNIVERSITY of HARTFORD, Hartford, CT
Adjunct Faculty, Education Department - 1999-2000
Taught Introduction to Human Development to undergraduate and graduate students.

HARTFORD COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, Hartford, CT
Career Planning Specialist, Look Forward Program - 1996-2000
Taught career planning; offered career counseling and psychometric testing.
Career Counselor, Corporate Clientele - 1997
Counseled corporate employees in pilot project for pro-active career/life planning
Advisor, Non-traditional Age Students - 1988
Led weekly support group; scheduled speakers and workshops; conducted research.
Staff Counselor, Counseling Center - 1985-1987
Counseled community and student clients; taught "Preparing for the Academic Life".
Graduate Intern, Office of Student Services - 1984-1985
Counseled, conducted research; bridged non-traditional age students and administration.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, Danbury, CT
Assistant Professor of Counseling Services - 1990-1991
Counseled, tested, researched, supervised colleagues, and wrote newsletter. Served on Budget, A.A.U.P., Faculty, Student Service and Orientation Boards; Dean's Orientation Planning, Improvement of Instruction & Evaluation, Financial Aid Appeals Committees. Led support groups and orientations; received Faculty Recognition Award.

MIDRASHA COMMUNITY HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL, West Hartford, CT
Curriculum Specialist, Language Coordinator, Teacher - 1981-1990
Developed Hebrew language program, grades 7-12; taught Hebrew language and literature.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, New Britain, CT
Graduate Intern, Department of Cooperative Education - 1983-1984
Taught credit-bearing course; counseled; tested, directed intake; supervised resume preparation.

SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL, West Hartford, CT
Teacher, Curriculum Advisor - 1980-1982

CAMP RAMAH IN NEW ENGLAND, Brookline/Palmer, MA
Education Coordinator, Summer Teaching Supervisor - 1981-1985


A D V O C A C Y  and  C O M M I T M E N T

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THERAPEUTIC SCHOOLS and PROGRAMS - 2007-present
Member

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL TEACHERS (NASET)- 2006-present
Member

AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION - 2003-present
Member

NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION (NLDA), Sumsbury, CT - 1997-present
International non-profit association for children and adults with NLD
Founder - 1997
Executive Liaison - 2003-present
President - 1999-2003

INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION (IECA) - 1991-present
Standing Committee Member, Special Needs Committee - 2006-present
Standing Committee Member, LD Committee - 1999-present
IECA National Board Member - 2001-2004
National Chairperson, Learning Disabilities Committee - 1999-2003
Co-Chair, Principles and Practices Institute - 2000-2003 Featured Writer, Insights Newsletter - 1999-present

THE FRANKLIN ACADEMY, East Haddam, CT - 2001-present
Residential and day school for students with Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
Member, Professional Advisory Board

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING (NACAC)
Member - 1991-present

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED EDUCATIONAL PLANNERS (CEP) - 1997-present
Professional accreditation institute requiring regular recertification

CONNECTICUT STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL on SPECIAL EDUCATION
Member, ad hoc Committee on Regional Social Skills Groups - 1999-2001

SMART KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, Westport, CT
A non-profit organization supporting efforts on behalf of children with LD
Monthly Newsletter Contributing Editor - 2001-present
Professional Advisory Board - 2000-2002

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT, Hartford, CT
Professional Advisory Board - 1996-present


C O R P O R A T E   and  B U S I N E S S  C O N S U L T A T I O N

THE PRUDENTIAL, INC.
Connecticut Orientation and Relocation Program, West Palm Beach, FL - 1998
Developed and presented 15-session corporate rlocaton program.

PRATT & WHITNEY/HARTFORD COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, Hartford, CT
Pilot Project for Corporate Life Planning/Career-Counseling, East Hartford, CT - 1997

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CDC), Farmington, CT - 1996-1997
Gave ongoing presentation on effecive corporate communication.


P R O F E S S I O N A L  E X P E R I E N C E  in  I S R A E L, 1970 - 1980

HEBREW UNIVERSITY, Jerusalem, Israel
HEBREW UNIVERSITY CENTER for PRE-ACADEMIC STUDIES
Instructor, English Faculty

JERUSALEM TEACHERS' COLLEGE, Jerusalem, Israel
Instructor, English Department Coordinator

CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATIONS, JERUSALEM PUBLISHING HOUSE, Jerusalem, Israel
Translator, Copy Editor, Layout Designer, Hebrew to English

THE SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF NATURE, Zahala, Israel
Translator, Hebrew to English


E D U C A T I O N

HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, Cambridge, MA
Program: Human Development and Psychology
Doctoral Coursework completed, ABD

ST. JOSEPH COLLEGE, West Hartford, CT
M.A. in Counseling, 1985
Braceland Award for Outstanding Achievement

HEBREW UNIVERSITY, Department of Comparative Literature, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduate Student A.B.D., 1970-1973

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, MA
B.A. in Comparative Literature, 1969;
Dean's List; Jacob Hiatt Scholar


S E L E C T E D  P U B L I C A T I O N S

Rubinstien, M. "Chapter IV: Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD)," pp. 14-17, in Lipkin, Midge. The College Sourcebook for Students with Learning and Developmental Differences. Wintergreen Orchard House, Westford, MA: 2005.

Marcia Brown Rubinstien. Raising NLD Superstars: What families with nonverbal learning disorders need to know about nurturing confident, competent kids. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London, 2004, Philadelphia: 2005.
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Rubinstien, M. "Career Counseling for the NLD/AS World," in Employment for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies, by Yvona Fast. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: Philadelphia: 2004.
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Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities National Newsletter, 2001-present
Relevant articles:
  • Executive Function Disorder: A Mission Control Problem
  • After School Alternatives - Don't Touch that Modem
  • 8 Great Gifts for Children with LD
  • Gender and NLD: The disability that doesn't discriminate
  • NLD: The Black and White World of Middle School
  • Moving Forward with NLD
  • Interventions for NLD A Partnership between Home and School
  • Social Adjustment for Students with LD
  • Ages and Stages - A College Gem: Landmark College
  • Ages and Stages - Middle School - The Black and White World of the NLD Child
  • Ages and Stages - High School: Taking a Year Off
  • In Search of the Right High School
  • Gender and Learning Differences - NLD - A Nondiscriminating Disability
  • 14 Ways to Help a Child with NLD Succeed - Boarding School - Is It Right for Your Child?
  • What's in a Name?
  • Summer Programs at LD Schools
  • Selecting a College
  • Judy Lewis: Volunteer Extraordinaire

Rubinstien, M., et al, (Eds.). (2002). The NLD Notebook. West Hartford, CT: NLDA Publications.

Rubinstien, M. "INSIGHTS", August/September, 2002.
In Memoriam: A Tribute to Marilyn Colson

Rubinstien, M. "INSIGHTS", March, 2001.
Clients with LD - A Family Affair.

Colson, M., and Rubinstien, M. "Maryland Family Magazine", August, 1998, pages 32-33.
The Little Genius, A Tale of Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.

Colson, M., and Rubinstien, M. "Maryland Family Magazine", April, 1997, pages 52-53.
Collegiate Countdown.

Colson, M., and Rubinstien, M. "Maryland Family Magazine", October, 1997, pages 24-25.
Dispelling the Myths about Learning Disabilities.

Rubinstien, Marcia Brown. Journal of College Admission, Vol. 151, Spring, 1996.
Book Reviews: Guides for prospective college students and their families.


P R O F E S S I O N A L  P R E S E N T A T I O N S  and  I N S E R V I C E S

  • NEW LIFESTYLES, Winchester, VA - November, 2007
    • Community Presentation, Recognizing, Treating and Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Faculty and Staff Inservice, Trained clinical faculty and residential staff to work with students with PDD, ASD; Clinical review and needs assessment, consultation with clinicians; Consultation with NEW LIFESTYLES students
  • THE WOODHALL SCHOOL PARENT WEEKEND, Bethlehem, CT - October, 2007
    • Keynote Speaker, Everything You Wanted to Know About Processing but Were Afraid to Ask
  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THERAPEUTIC SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA - March, 2007
    • Presenter, Accommodating NLD and Asperger's Syndrome in Therapeutic Schools and Programs
  • THE WOODHALL SCHOOL FACULTY INSERVICE, Bethlehem, CT - March, 2007
    • Presenter, Processing Functions: Implications for Learning
  • THE CEDARS ACADEMY PARENT WEEKEND, Bridgeville, DE - February, 2007
    • Keynote Speaker
  • THE CEDARS ACADEMY FACULTY INSERVICE, Bridgeville, DE - September, 2006
    • Presenter, Processing Functions: Implications for Learning
  • CERTS PROGRAMS FACULTY INSERVICE, Cedar City, UT - August, 2006
    • Presenter, Dealing with LD in Residential Treatment Centers
  • SMALL BOARDING SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION, STORM KING SCHOOL, Cornwall on Hudson, NY - March, 2006
    • Presenter, Accommodating Students with NLD in Small Boarding Schools
  • RIVERDALE COUNTRY SCHOOL, Riverdale, NY - February, 2006
    • Presenter, Understanding NLD
  • NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION EAST COAST CONFERENCE, Hartford, CT - November, 2005
    • Presenter, Post-Secondary Transitions for Young Adults with NLD and Asperger's Syndrome
  • THE WOODHALL SCHOOL FACULTY INSERVICE, Bethlehem, CT - September, 2005
    • Presenter, Practical Implications of Psychometric Testing
  • FRANKLIN ACADEMY FACULTY TRAINING, East Haddam, CT - August, 2005
    • Presenter, Understanding LD
  • FRANKLIN ACADEMY PARENTS WEEKEND, East Haddam, CT - April, 2005
    • Presenter, Raising NLD Superstars
  • SUMMIT ACHIEVEMENT, Stow, ME - February, 2005
    • Presenter, Understanding Kids with Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • SMART KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, New Canaan, CT - January, 2005
    • Presenter, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: What You Need to Know to Help Your Child
  • INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, New Orleans, LA - November, 2004
    • Presenter, The Pervasive Problem of PDD
  • IECA PRINCIPLES and PRACTICES INSTITUTE, Alexandria, VA - July, 2004
    • Co-Presenter: Understanding Learning Styles
    • Co-Presenter: Professional Memberships and Resources
  • LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION, Atlanta, GA - March, 2004
    • Presenter: The Transition to College for Students with NLD
  • INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION, Scottsdale, AZ - November, 2003
    41st Annual International Conference - At the Crossroads: Challenges and Choices
    • Presenter: LD Committee Case Presentations, Atypical NLD in Secondary School, RTC and Program Placement
  • THE WOODHALL SCHOOL PARENTS' WEEKEND, Bethlehem, CT - November, 2003
    • Presenter: The Path to Woodhall: Neurobiological Origins of Learning Styles
    • Presenter: Is There Life After Woodhall? A Mother Reminisces
  • THE WOODHALL SCHOOL FACULTY INSERVICE, Bethlehem, CT - September, 2003
    • Presenter: An Inroduction to NLD for Teachers, Coaches and Dorm Parents
  • IECA PRINCIPLES and PRACTICES INSTITUTE, Alexandria, VA - July, 2003
    Co-Chair
    • Presenter: Serving Students with Learning Disabilities and Special Needs
    • Co-Presenter: Working with Students and Families
    • Co-Presenter: The Ethics of Educational Consultation
  • INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION, Orlando, FL - May, 2003
    • Co-Presenter: Marketing on a Shoestring
  • INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION, New York Branch, New York, NY - March, 2003
    30th Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilites
    • Presenter: Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
  • SPECIALIZED COLLEGE COUNSELING, Bethesda, MD - February, 2003
    • Presenter: Everything You Wanted to Know about NLD but were Afraid to Ask, How NLD is Different from most Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  • NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF LEARNING CONSULTANTS, Woodbridge, NJ - March, 2002
    • Presenter: Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
  • INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION, Washington, DC - October, 2002
    Co-Chair: PRINCIPLES and PRACTICES INSTITUTE
    • Presenter: Counseling Families of Children with Learning Disabilities
    • Co-Presenter: Professional Ethics for Independent Educational Consultants
    • Co-Presenter: Dealing with Difficult Parents
  • INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION, Tampla, FL - October, 2001
    PRINCIPLES and PRACTICES INSTITUTE
    • Presenter: Consulting Families of Children with Learning Disabilities
    • Co-Presenter: Professional Ethics for Independent Educational Consultants
    • Co-Presenter: College Consultation
  • SMART KIDS with LEARNING DISABILITIES & THE NEW LEARNING CENTER, Westport, CT - October, 2001
    • Presenter: Promoting Children's Resilience in the Wake of Tragedy
  • NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION
    5th Professional Symposium on Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Monterey, CA - April, 2001
    • Presenter: Finding Schools that Embrace and Empower Students with NLD
    4th Professional Symposium on Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Concord, CA - April, 2000
    • Presenter: Finding a School for your NLD Child
  • NONVERBAL LEARNING DISABILITIES CONFERENCE , North Haven, CT - October, 2000
    • Presenter: Finding the Right School for Students with NLD
  • LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION of CONNECTICUT
    2000 Annual Conference on Learning Disabilities, Hartford, CT - March, 2000
    • Faculty: Transition to Post-Secondary and College Settings for Students with LD
    1999 Annual Conference on Learning Disabilities, Hartford, CT - March, 1999 1998 Annual Conference on Learning Disabilities, Naugatuck, CT - March, 1998
    • Faculty: If Not College -- What?
    1997 Annual Conference on Learning Disabilities, Southington, CT - March, 1997
    • Faculty: Transition Planning for Post-Secondary Education & Training
  • THE CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION for CHILDREN with LEARNING DISABILITIES (CACLD)
    Annual Conference, Stamford, CT - October, 2000
    • Presenter: Finding Appropriate Schools for Students with NLD
    Annual Conference, Stamford, CT - October, 1999
    • Presenter: Transition to College and Post-Secondary Settings for Students with Learning Disabilities
    Annual Conference, Stamford, CT - October, 1998
    • Presenter: College Application for LD Students
  • MITCHELL COLLEGE , New London, CT - March, 2000
    Faculty and Staff In-Service
    • Presenter: The Syndrome fo Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
  • LANDMARK COLLEGE: "Sharing our Gifts", International Conference, Burlington, VT - October,1997
    • Presenter: Transition to College for LD Students
  • FARMINGTON VALLEY LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION, Avon, CT
    • Speaker: Choosing a College for the LD Student - 1997
    • Speaker: LD Programs in American Colleges - 1997
    • Speaker: Evaluating Secondary School Options for LD Students - 1996
    • Speaker: LD Students: Transition from High School to Colleges - 1996
  • CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SECOND FACULTY RESEARCH CONFERENCE, New Haven, CT - April, 1991
    • Presenter: Support Systems for Adult Women Learners
  • ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN PSYCHOLOGY
    16th National Conference, Hartford, CT - March, 1991
    • Presenter: Support Systems for Adult Women Learners


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