Pat Amos has been an advocate for people with disabilities and their families for over 25 years. She is a founder of Autism Support and Advocacy in Pennsylvania (ASAP) and the Family Alliance to Stop Abuse and Neglect; Past president of the Greater Philadelphia Autism Society, a founder and past president of the Autism National Committee, has served as a member of Pennsylvania's Developmental Disabilities Council, and is a Board member and chair of the Human Right Committee of international TASH.
Her involvement in the movement to prevent restraint and seclusion and promote safe schools is longstanding, and she has served on the national Alliance for the Prevention of Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion (APRAIS) since participating in its founding in 2004.
Pat currently works as a consultant to families and human services organizations on issues involving positive approaches, best practices, and fostering the growth of inclusive communities. She is the parent of four young adults, three of whom experience significant sensorimotor differences and all of whom have taught her amazing lessons.