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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
Fax: (860) 233-3903
Internet site: http://www.edufax.com
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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
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THERAPEUTIC SCHOOLS and PROGRAMS - 2007-present
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL TEACHERS (NASET)- 2006-present
AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION - 2003-present
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
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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.
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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
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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
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.
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.
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