Melissa is a registered behavioral technician, advocate and resource coordinator. She is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. Her eldest of three is on the autism spectrum and has ADHD. Prior to co-founding Stand Out, Melissa ran GuidingGems, a special needs resource network that helped families diagnose and manage their special needs children.

Melissa Lander & Marlene Lueck

Stand Out Advocates

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Marlene is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and is completing her master's in psychology. Two of her four children have special needs. ​Prior to co-founding Stand Out, Marlene ran Russell's Reinforcers, an advocacy agency representing individuals with autism and related disorders.

​​​Autism & Special Needs Advocacy