Executive Director

About / Executive Director

Laura K. Sibbald, M.A., CCC-SLP, ASDCS, CYMHS  is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist and authentically neurospicy advocate with a deep passion for neurodiversity and the advancement of neuro-inclusive practices.

Laura Sibbald

Laura Sibbald is the founder of ND SLP Advocate LLC and has run this organization since 2023. As the Executive Director of NEN, Laura is committed to harnessing the passion of the network into targeted engagement and strategic action. She aims to improve the visibility of neuroinclusion within the city of Philadelphia; enabling employers to embrace the opportunities provided by NEN. She is excited to promote committees and develop communities of practice where members have a platform to collaborate on NEN’s mission of connection to enable meaningful employment opportunities for neurodivergent job seekers.

Prior to her move to the Philadelphia area, Laura worked as an autism program supervisor at one of the largest school districts in the nation, where she was able to promote innovative practices across dozens of schools, supporting thousands of students. At Chestnut Hill College, Laura established their inaugural neurodiversity program, and set high standards for inclusive practices across campus. She has published workbooks, articles, and book chapters dedicated to supporting families and professionals , and is frequently an invited speaker on neurodiversity at organizations and events around the world. Laura is now an official Pennsylvania business and homeowner! She founded ND SLP Advocate LLC in 2023 and is living in Glenside, with her fiancé, Mike and their 2 rambunctious cats: Alexandria and Scottie.

 Connect with Laura now at laura@nenphl.org