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Special Education Advocate Joins Margolis & Bloom


Ellen M. Chambers has joined the firm of Margolis & Bloom, LLP, as a Special Education Advocate. Ellen received her B.A. degree in English from University of Lowell, and graduated with honors from Bentley College’s M.B.A. program. Her career as a Special Education Advocate spans thirteen years and has included work with Boston’s Disability Law Center, the Arc, and the neuropsychological testing firm Psychological Testing Consultants of Fitchburg. Ellen is also the founder of the nonprofit special education watchdog group, SPEDWatch, which works to address systemic obstacles that deny schoolchildren their special education rights.

Ellen is widely considered one of the state’s top special education advocates. She has successfully secured appropriate special education services for hundreds of schoolchildren with disabilities. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice Award, and the Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Educational Advocacy on Behalf of Students with Disabilities given by the national Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. She is a respected speaker on special education rights and presents regularly to groups throughout the state on this topic.

Ellen resides in Pepperell, Massachusetts with her husband and their daughter who has high functioning autism.