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greencircle_60pxMedical Liaison

Dr. Stephen Kinsman, a Pediatric Neurologist, is the Dyspraxia Foundation USA’s first Medical Liaison. He has extensive experience helping children with Dyspraxia and has a newly diagnosed grandson. He will be engaged in our mission to raise awareness, especially in the medical community.

Stephen L. Kinsman, M.D.

Medical Liaison

Bachelor of Arts at Columbia College and MD at SUNY at Buffalo in Buffalo New York

Practiced Pediatric Neurology in many settings, including running a few divisions, participating in many research projects, and National Leadership and Advocacy with The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA). Now a Physician Case Reviewer for Magellan Healthcare. Has been interested in Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Dyspraxia for over 20 years.

Active as a husband, father and step-father, grandfather, and “down the block” son-in-law, to his wife’s aging parents (one of whom has a neurologic illness and disability).

Grandson was diagnosed with DCD and Dyspraxia and his daughter’s research for knowledge, resources and support led their family to Dyspraxia USA.

leadership

dot_lightyellowMedical Liaison

Dr. Stephen Kinsman, a Pediatric Neurologist, is the Dyspraxia Foundation USA’s first Medical Liaison. He has extensive experience helping children with Dyspraxia and has a newly diagnosed grandson. He will be engaged in our mission to raise awareness, especially in the medical community.

Stephen L. Kinsman, M.D.

Medical Liaison

Bachelor of Arts at Columbia College and MD at SUNY at Buffalo in Buffalo New York

Practiced Pediatric Neurology in many settings, including running a few divisions, participating in many research projects, and National Leadership and Advocacy with The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA). Now a Physician Case Reviewer for Magellan Healthcare. Has been interested in Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Dyspraxia for over 20 years.

Active as a husband, father and step-father, grandfather, and “down the block” son-in-law, to his wife’s aging parents (one of whom has a neurologic illness and disability).

Grandson was diagnosed with DCD and Dyspraxia and his daughter’s research for knowledge, resources and support led their family to Dyspraxia USA.

dot_lightyellowEducational Liaison

Nirali Maru, an Occupational Therapist, is Dyspraxia Foundation USA’s Educational Liaison. She is a highly passionate neurodiversity affirming therapist and has extensive experience in working with children.

Nirali Maru, OTR/L

Educational Liaison

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy and MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management. She is a certified Autism Specialist and a handwriting specialist.

Experienced in varied settings including early intervention, child development, schools, neurorehabilitation and academia. She serves as a Regional Director for Occupational Therapy Association of California, a School based Occupational Therapist, Founder & President of an Education Technology start up and a nominated cadre for California Autism Professionals Training and Information network. Nirali has been passionately working with children for over 12+ years. She is on a journey of building a proactive neurodiverse learning system for children across the world.

Currently resides in California, nature lover, happily cruising through life with her neurodiverse partner.

Nirali has a great zeal for building a solid foundation and paving the pathway to learning that works best for every child. Praxis is a crucial foundational piece in the pyramid of learning. Difficulties with this piece affect all higher tiers of learning. Numerous children struggle with dyspraxia and families have a difficult time figuring out this hidden condition.

dot_lightyellowEducational Liaison

Nirali Maru, an Occupational Therapist, is Dyspraxia Foundation USA’s Educational Liaison. She is a highly passionate neurodiversity affirming therapist and has extensive experience in working with children.

Nirali Maru, OTR/L

Educational Liaison

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy and MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management. She is a certified Autism Specialist and a handwriting specialist.

Experienced in varied settings including early intervention, child development, schools, neurorehabilitation and academia. She serves as a Regional Director for Occupational Therapy Association of California, a School based Occupational Therapist, Founder & President of an Education Technology start up and a nominated cadre for California Autism Professionals Training and Information network. Nirali has been passionately working with children for over 12+ years. She is on a journey of building a proactive neurodiverse learning system for children across the world.

Currently resides in California, nature lover, happily cruising through life with her neurodiverse partner.

Nirali has a great zeal for building a solid foundation and paving the pathway to learning that works best for every child. Praxis is a crucial foundational piece in the pyramid of learning. Difficulties with this piece affect all higher tiers of learning. Numerous children struggle with dyspraxia and families have a difficult time figuring out this hidden condition.

dot_lightyellowBoard of Directors

Each member of the Board of Directors shares the common goal of bringing Dyspraxia Awareness to the United States and beyond. They have all been impacted by Dyspraxia and hope to offer support and services to others.

Warren Fried

Executive Director, President, Founder, Chief Advocate

University College Chichester, West Sussex, England

Chief Advocate Dyspraxia USA / Entertainment with Jeremy Kareken

Married over 11 years and has 6 year old twins who also live with Dyspraxia

Because 1 in 10 matters.

Mitchell I. Fried

Board Member

University of Florida with a B.A. Psychology and J.D.

Admitted to practice law in Florida and New York

Married for 47 years with two boys

To help those with the condition understand why they may have limitations which are no fault of their own, and that the limitations may be overcome.

Jeremy Karekan

Board Member

University of Chicago and the Actors Studio Drama School

Currently a playwright living in New York and Baltimore. His play The Lifespan of a Fact ran from 2018–2019 on Broadway and starred Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale, and Cherry Jones. Served as producer and researcher for Bravo TV’s Inside the Actors Studio. As an actor he appeared in a number of commercials and two feature films.

Two children

Jeremy is passionate about improving access to education and professional development for all neurodiverse children.

dot_lightyellowBoard of Directors

Each member of the Board of Directors shares the common goal of bringing Dyspraxia Awareness to the United States and beyond. They have all been impacted by Dyspraxia and hope to offer support and services to others.

Warren Fried

Executive Director, President, Founder, Chief Advocate

University College Chichester, West Sussex, England

Chief Advocate Dyspraxia USA / Entertainment with Jeremy Kareken

Married over 11 years and has 6 year old twins who also live with Dyspraxia

Because 1 in 10 matters.

Mitchell I. Fried

Board Member

University of Florida with a B.A. Psychology and J.D.

Admitted to practice law in Florida and New York

Married for 47 years with two boys

To help those with the condition understand why they may have limitations which are no fault of their own, and that the limitations may be overcome.

Jeremy Karekan

Board Member

University of Chicago and the Actors Studio Drama School

Currently a playwright living in New York and Baltimore. His play The Lifespan of a Fact ran from 2018–2019 on Broadway and starred Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale, and Cherry Jones. Served as producer and researcher for Bravo TV’s Inside the Actors Studio. As an actor he appeared in a number of commercials and two feature films.

Two children

Jeremy is passionate about improving access to education and professional development for all neurodiverse children.

“Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch for the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.”

Leon Brown

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dot_peachAmbassadors of the Dyspraxia Foundation

These dedicated professionals work to champion people with Dyspraxia and the work of the foundation across the United States.

  • Rachel Barcelona
  • Theresa Bidwell
  • Elissa Fried
  • Shanda Husted
  • Joe Mancini
  • Randy Schmidt
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dot_peachAmbassadors of the Dyspraxia Foundation

These dedicated professionals work to champion people with Dyspraxia and the work of the foundation across the United States.

  • Rachel Barcelona
  • Theresa Bidwell
  • Elissa Fried
  • Joe Mancini
  • Randy Schmidt
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