About the author

Gerlene Ross

Dr. Gerlene Ross, Ph.D., is a certified speech pathologist, educational administrator, advocate, and mother. Born into a family of many siblings in North California in 1940, Gerlene Ross has been working for children with learning disabilities for quite some time, as she felt the disadvantage the children of races belonging to minorities experienced. Some of her accomplishments include:

A toy lending library for disabled children in Albany, New York, Board of Education Services.

A daycare center at a local Albany church.

Almega Academy is a private school in Albany, New York, providing education from preschool to high school.