About NDSC

Staff & Consultants

Ashley Barlow

Director of Education


Before joining NDSC, Ashley worked as an attorney, representing families in special education and estate planning matters. Prior to going to law school, Ashley was a K-12 and university teacher. Ashley holds a degree in German Education from Miami University and received her JD from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Ashley is on the State Advisory Board for Exceptional Children in Kentucky, as well as the Education Advisory Board and the Government Affairs Committee at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, where she is also past president. She has presented on special education topics to parents, teachers, attorneys, and advocates with many organizations such as NDSC, Wrightslaw/ Institute of Special Education, and International Dyslexia Association. She also holds an Advanced Advocacy Certificate from the Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates. Ashley and her husband live in Kentucky with their two boys, Griffin and Jack, who happens to have Down syndrome.