Tere Ramos is a nationally recognized speaker on topics relating to education and language access as civil rights. She has spoken widely on the rights of students who receive special education services, students who are English language learners, and those who fall into both groups.
Ms. Ramos provides training in special education in Spanish, English, and Portuguese for a wide variety of stakeholders. In addition, she consults with various public agencies to help them develop language access plans that comply with federal and state laws. Among other audiences, she has addressed:
- School personnel
- Medical, mental health, and other service providers
- Community advocacy organizations
- Legal service providers
- Education and government agencies
Ms. Ramos has presented at the national conferences of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), and TASH, the international disability advocacy organization, among others. At the state level, she has addressed the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the MA Commission Against Discrimination, the MA Department of Public Health, and the CDC’s MA Act Early Summit, as well as presenting at MA Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) programs. Ms. Ramos also chairs the MCLE Title VI conference.