Facilitators from the N.H. Parent Information Center: Maureen Shields and Babara Publicover
Maureen Shields currently works as a facilitator for NH Connections. Before joining the NH Connections staff Maureen worked as a volunteer advocate for Parent Information Center assisting parents to communicate effectively as IEP team members. Maureen serves on the State Advisory Committee to the Bureau of Special Education, she is a certified Educational Surrogate Parent and she is also a 2016 graduate of the NH Leadership Program. Maureen graduated from Nichols College and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Barbara Publicover holds a B.S. in Sociology from Lowell State College. She is an experienced facilitator, having successfully worked with schools and parents throughout the state on family/school partnerships in special education through NH Connections and Next Steps NH grants. She was the founder of a special education parent support group in her town and is on various local and state committees promoting family school partnerships and children’s health. She is also a facilitator with NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness). She is also a graduate of the UNH Institute on Disability Leadership Series and the Parent Information Center Volunteer Advocate Training program.
The Parent Information Center (PIC), a New Hampshire statewide family organization, strives to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth, with a focus on those with disabilities and special healthcare needs. This is achieved through its partnerships with families, educators, youth, professionals and organizations.