Co-President, Special Education Advisory Committee, Kent
Director since 2012
As a parent of a daughter with developmental disabilities, Stacia Irons has over 15 years of experience advocating for individuals with disabilities and their rights within the educational and healthcare systems. Stacia is currently the Co-President of the Special Education Advisory Committee in Kent and has made inclusion in school and the community a priority, directing the film “Faces of Inclusion” in 2010, which spotlights inclusion and the successes and challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. She is a member of the Seattle Sensory Garden’s steering committee, a HOPE Mentor for the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, and a founding member of the region’s Special Education Parent Council Network and Autism Initiative Group in Kent. Stacia completed The Arc’s Advocating for Change Together Leadership Course in 2010, and wanted to take the next step as a board member. She continues to share resources and knowledge gained from these experiences with families in the region to assist them with their advocacy. Originally from Wisconsin, Stacia received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an AAS in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. While in the industry, Stacia designed skiwear, sportswear and sweaters and started an aerobicwear company.