Angela Nelson founded Stages Learning Materials in 1997 as a vehicle to publish and distribute her line of photo-‐based teaching tools for autism and special needs. Currently Angela is President and CEO of Stages Learning Materials.
During her undergraduate work, Angela studied behavioral psychology at UCLA under Dr. Ivar Lovaas, head of the premier program in the treatment and education of children with autism. Following her graduation, she worked four years as a senior therapist for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, supervising educational programs, performing assessments, and conducting workshops for parents and professionals across the country and in Europe.
Angela received her BA in Psychology, and her JD from UCLA. While earning her JD, she focused her studies on business, taking cross-‐ departmental courses through the MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business Management. Angela holds a Board of Director’s position for the National School Supply and Equipment Association, as well as serving on multiple association committees, including the NSSEA Legislative Committee advocating for important issues in education and educational manufacturing and publishing. Angela is currently studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she will earn an Ed.M. with a focus on technology innovation and education.