Spaulding Youth Center Principal Colleen Sliva Joins NHASEA Legislative Committee

July 31, 2019

Northfield, NH – Spaulding Youth Center is pleased to announce Colleen Sliva, School Principal & Special Education Director, has joined the Legislative Committee for the New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators (NHASEA).

The NHASEA is a non‐profit organization based in Concord, New Hampshire. The organization is dedicated to promoting professional leadership and advocacy, providing opportunities for study of issues common to its members, and communicating through discussion and research the information that will develop improved services for students with exceptional needs.

Ms. Sliva is an active member of the organization’s Legislative Committee, which is composed of education professionals who have an interest in public policy, legislative advocacy and working with elected officials are encouraged to participate on this committee. As a NHASEA Legislative Committee member, Ms. Sliva is required to attend monthly committee meetings, represent NHASEA membership at hearings at the Legislative Office Building and State House, track House and Senate bills in the New Hampshire General Court that may have an impact on the field of special education and provide recommendations for testimony on specific bills, as well as legislative updates and trends to each meeting for review and feedback.

“Colleen Sliva continues to be an inspirational and valued leader here at Spaulding Youth Center and in the field of special education,” said Susan C. Ryan, President & CEO of Spaulding Youth Center. “We are incredibly proud to have Colleen serve as Principal & Special Education Director for our organization. Her professional experience, passion and advocacy for special education will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to the NHASEA’s Legislative Committee and we are honored she will be representing Spaulding and other like organizations and members in this new role.”

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About Spaulding Youth Center

Spaulding Youth Center is a leading provider of services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and/or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Services includeacademic, behavioral health, residential, foster care, health and wellness and family support. Spaulding Youth Center is a tax‐exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For information about Spaulding Youth Center, visit

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