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Kelly Henderson

Kelly Henderson
Executive Director
Formed Families Forward

Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, a northern Virginia non-profit providing training and support to foster, adoptive and kinship care families raising children and youth with special educational needs. A special educator by profession, Kelly is a former public school teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders; she has worked in national and federal special education policy and research settings. Kelly is also adjunct faculty at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Kelly's family is formed in part through public foster care and adoption. Her school age children have a range of disabilities and special needs. Kelly trains adoptive, foster and kinship families and agency personnel on special education-related needs of children and provides information and supports to individual families.