By Laura Lovett
On a snowy day in February 2015, Probate and Family Court Chief Justice Angela M. Ordonez had a conversation with Vanda Marie Khadem, founder of the Autism Higher Education Foundation. The topic: A new program called the paralegal assistant program, designed to give young adults with autism work experience and help legal professionals with office tasks.
During the conversation Ordonez immediately thought of the register’s office, buried under mounds of paperwork, faced with the daunting task of digitizing records.
“We see this as a win-win and we are very grateful to have had this opportunity and to have Vanda bring this to my attention,” said Ordonez.
Khadem is a family law attorney. She is also the mother of a daughter with autism. While law is the focus of the organization right now, Autism Higher Education Foundation’s beginnings are rooted in music. Read More