Director of Public Policy
University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Molly Cole is the Director of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities, with a focus on family support and advocacy.
Ms. Cole recently retired as the Director of the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities and she is the past president of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities. She is a founding member of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization, and past president of the National Family Voices Board of Directors. She has published articles on family leadership and family support, and written and directed numerous grant funded projects. She is the former Executive Director of FAVOR Inc., a statewide family advocacy organization, and directed the Family Center at CT Children’s Medical Center for nine years.
She is the parent of three children and she has had personal experience with an array of services and programs in the state. Her middle child, Mariyama had significant disabilities complex medical needs, and passed away at the age of 18.
|Mailing Address||Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities | UConn Health|
|Office Location||263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 | MC 6222|