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Dear Friend, 

Thank you for who you are and the journey you have undertaken to be the best individual, parent, and family member you can be. I know that this is true because you found Living Above Disorder. If you are reading this, it is because you have a strong desire to know more and be more as a person and parent. You are trying to find options and seek out qualitative resources for your family. You are willing to see beyond the present and strive for a brighter future. Most importantly, you are willing to change your perceptions so that you can be above disorder. 

As an educator, Mom, sibling and friend; I began Living Above Disorder because I yearned to help the parents of children with special needs who were tired of the techniques and terms. They wanted help beyond the therapy and an ear that listened without judgements. I began L.A.D. because I hurt for the parents who worked hard yet couldn't accept that with everything they had given there was still something wrong. I started L.A.D because I knew that all disorder cannot be labeled but had to be addressed in order for success to be achieved. Passion and purpose drive me but results keep Living Above Disorder moving forward. 

In closing I encourage you to look through the site, inquire about the services, ask the hard questions and stay connected. Continue to seek and you will be able to bring your family to achieve the goals and dreams that you have for them. It doesn't matter the diagnosis, the situation, the environment nor the outlook; you can Live Above Disorder. 

With warmest regards, 

Ms. Frederica McLean, Founder L.A.D




Frederica McLean, M. Ed., is a child and family development consultant as well as an education and leadership consultant. She is the founder and C.E.O. of Living Above Disorder, located in Brooklyn, NY. Frederica specializes in special education and has an extensive background in behavioral, relationship and academic interventions. She has assisted countless families and students attain stability so that they may achieve at all levels. Frederica holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Educational Leadership, Policy and Management. In addition, she is trained in a number of interventions and therapies incuding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), FloorTime, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Systems Therapy. She is on track to receive her License in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Board Certification in Behavior Analysis. She also provides school placement services as a Special Education Consultant with School Choice International and works as a vendor for the NYC Department of Education; providing workshops, programs and professional development at schools across the f boroughs.  Frederica continues to grow; taking the time to develop professionally and personally through constant opportunities to interact with different industries and learning experiences.

Most importantly, Frederica is a full time mom to a handsome and willful little boy. She is constantly reminded that no matter what the situation or obstacle, her main reason to live above disorder is to be the best role model and parent for him.


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