Lauren Madden is very excited to join the Y as an inclusion coordinator and director of Sunday Funday! She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Manhattan in September 2021.
Lauren was previously the inclusion coordinator at the Addison-Penzak JCC in California for their inaugural inclusive summer camp program and has nine years of experience in recreational and camp settings. She is currently attending Teachers College, Columbia University in the Masters in Elementary Inclusive Education Dual Credential Program and graduated from Chapman University IN 2020 with BAs in Psychology and Education. She also is in the process of getting DIR Floortime certified.
Lauren greatly values ethical and equitable accommodations and programming when working with neurodivergent kiddos and is excited to bring her expertise to the Y.