Felicia Wells is passionate about empowering youth and their families to learn
how to advocate for themselves and create positive relationships with their
Having two children (5 and 8), both of whom have cerebral palsy and FOXG1
deletions, has been a motivator to becoming educated regarding the special
education system. Having gone through and resolved numerous challenges with not
only the early childhood and transition years, but also the day to day school site
and poor communication issues, has been a catalyst to help other families. She
hopes that in sharing her experiences and knowledge, other families journey through
the educational system can be a positive experience for their child.
- Mom to two daughters, both with choreo-athetoid cerebral palsy and recent diagnosis of FOXG1 deletion.
- University of San Diego – Special Education Advocacy Certificate
- COMPASS Family Center – Special Education Advocate
- San Diego State University – Master’s Degree – Clinical Social Work
- Lesley College – Bachelor of Science Degree – Human Services
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years working with at-risk youth and their families. Seven of those years were based on school campuses. Provided individual, group and family therapy.
- Member of Parent Partners (2008-2010) which consisted of parents reaching out to families with special needs children. Provided information and support.
- Involved Exceptional Parents Day Planning Committee (2009)
- Co-presenter at Involved Exceptional Parents Day (2011) on dealing with the stressors of raising a child with special needs.
- United Cerebral Palsy Walkathon Planning Committee (2009- current).
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate (2010)
Areas of Interest:
- Early Intervention, transitions, elementary school
- Multiple disabilities
- Physical and mental challenges
- High and low tech AT and ensuring school implementation
- Improving school to home communication through collaborative process