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CAROL A. McMULLEN is a Learning Disabilities Specialist and a Family or Personal Coach specializing in Attention Deficit Disorders, Asperger’s, Learning Disabilities (LD), Non-verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD), and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI).

She has directed educational and mental health programs in treatment settings and at the University of Guelph. Carol has consulted extensively with Boards of Education, Ontario Ministries of Education, Colleges and Universities, Corrections, Transportation and Communication, Employment and Immigration Canada, community agencies and private schools.

Carol was the recipient of the 2001 Guelph YM-YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Education, Training, and Development. She is listed in the Guelph Public Library Archives as a "Famous Guelphite" and was nominated for the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame in 2013.

WORK HISTORY:

LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST
Private practice, currently, since 1987.
ADHD, PDD, Asperger's, Learning Disabilities, NLD, Acquired Brain Injuries

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE
HBH EAP Institute of Canada - currently

FOUNDING LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST (1989)
University of Guelph

DAY TREATMENT DIRECTOR
Thistletown Regional Centre/ George Hull Centre for Children and Families

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT
Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Social and Community Psychiatry

VICTIM-OFFENDER RESTITUTION DIRECTOR
John Howard Society

COMMUNITY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR
Burlington Youth Services

SCHOOL CONSULTANT
Dellcrest Children's Centre/ North York Board of Education

 

CONSULTATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

• Universities: Guelph, Toronto, York, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, Brock, McMaster, Carlton
• Colleges: Conestoga, Sheridan, Centennial, George Brown, Fanshawe
• Emmanuel Bible College
• Employment & Immigration, Canada
• Ontario Ministry of Education
• Ont. Ministry of Colleges and Universities
• Ont. Ministry of Transportation and Communication
• Ont. Ministry of Corrections
• Boards of Education Toronto, North York, Etobikoke, Scarborough, Peel Region, York Region, Halton, Upper Grand, Waterloo, Metro Toronto Separate School Board
• Betacom Corporation
• Clarke Institute of Psychiatry
• Thistletown / George Hull Centre
• Dellcrest Children's Centre
• Burlington Youth Services
• Pioneer Youth Services
• Learning Disabilities Association, Canada
• Action Read Community Literacy Centre
• Ontario Correctional Institute
• John Howard Society
• Anglican Church of Canada
• Presbyterian Church of Canada
• Mennonite Central Committee, Canada
• Ont. Christian Teacher's Association
• Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
• Woodland D.C. High School
• Ontario District Christian Schools
• Guelph Community Mental Health Centre
• Shalom Counselling Services

 

SAMPLE CONSULTATION PROJECTS:

A-Team Support Group for Adults with Asperger's in the WL-Wellington Region
- provided consultation for the founding and ongoing development of this group

Corrections Canada/ Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
- developed the proposal for Learning Strategy classes for Federal Corrections Institutions

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Canada
- develoment of adaptive technology for Literacy Groups and Adult Education

Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications
- developed first audio tape of the Official Driver's Handbook

Ontario Correctional Institute
- developed a comprehensive Lifeskills Program for inmates with psychiatric and functional disorders

* Numerous other projects with Boards of Education and community groups

 

AWARDS

2014 Guelph Public Library Listing as a Famous Guelphite: Guelph Public Library Archives

2007 Access Recognition Award, City of Guelph

2001 YM-YWCA Women of Distinction - Education, Training & Development

1984 Canadian Federation of University Women: Alice E. Wilson Award for Graduate Studies

1982 Ministry of Corrections Community Service Award

 

PUBLISHED WRITING:

Current Handbook:  Saving Your Child, Saving Yourself: Navigating Roadblocks in Managing ADHD, Asperger's and Learning Disabilities

More than 35 assorted articles and smaller manuals