It was after her youngest son was diagnosed with learning disabilities and attention issues Beth McGaw became an outspoken advocate for children with learning disabilities.
As an Independent Educational Consultant (IEC) and principal of LaunchPad Consulting Group, Beth offers services to individuals and their families using a strength-based approach to coach students in their current and future academic endeavors and independent life skills. While her specialty is assisting families and students in the area of LD/ADHD/Autism Spectrum Post Secondary Transitions, she works with all adolescents and young adults to explore college majors, career choices, executive function skills, self-advocacy skills, and gap year options.
Beth co-founded the Atlanta based, Kids Enabled, a resource for parents with learning differences, and was the Publisher and Executive Director from 2006-2012. After moving to Dallas in 2010, she received her certification in Nonprofit Management and Nonprofit Marketing. Beth serves on the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) Board of Directors and was President from 2018-2020. She currently serves on the LDA Executive Committee and is a Conference Co-Chair as well as on the board of LDA of Texas.
Although Beth started her career as an Industrial Engineer, she pursued her passion for education by obtaining a Masters in Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and later worked as an online facilitator.
Beth currently resides in Dallas, TX with her husband Steve. She has three boys, two of whom have left home to pursue their careers, one on each coast. The third is on his way to launching as a young adult and pursuing his dream of graduating from college. Stay tuned.