Patricia Flanagan is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with extensive experience working in early intervention programs as well as mental health and public school settings. Since completing graduate studies at Columbia University School of Social Work, she has dedicated her career to empowering individuals, families, and groups to face the challenges of living with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities.
As a social worker in the school setting, Flanagan has been a member of multidisciplinary teams that conduct and interpret psychosocial, psychological, and educational evaluations. Her responsibilities include Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and monitoring, individual and group counseling, social skills training, and behavioral and teacher consultations.
Flanagan has maintained a private mental health practice for more than 30 years, specializing in counseling individuals, families, and groups coping with mental health challenges related to neurodevelopmental, communication, and learning disabilities. Throughout her career she has developed and run ongoing community-based parent support and education programs. She remains a strong advocate for parent education and support in her professional, personal and volunteer activities.
Based on her experience as a parent of differently abled children and her own journey as an adult with ADHD, she believes that knowledge is power.