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Ed Orzechowski is a journalist whose features and columns have appeared in The Springfield Republican, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Journal Register, Early American Life magazine, and other publications.

Ed is president of Advocacy Network and editor of Advocacy Network News, a newsletter for families and guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities. He is also a board member of COFAR, a sister organization in eastern Massachusetts. He has written for The Voice, the newsletter of VOR, and has participated in VOR’s annual conferences and visited Congressional offices in Washington, D.C., in support of legislation to protect the rights of the intellectually disabled. A retired high school English teacher and radio newsperson, Ed lives with his wife Gail in Northampton, Massachusetts.