Leslie Londer Fund
Supports the Student with a Disability Scholarship
Leslie Londer, a speech-language pathologist who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1985, established this fund to help those who love the field of communication sciences and disorders and who have the desire to try anything they want despite a disability. Ms. Londer was also concerned with the availability of speech and language clinical services for patients who have been discharged from the hospital. She is the founder of InSpeech, a company dedicated to providing speech and language services to nursing home clients. The business grew to 225 employees in 14 states, and was sold to NovaCare in 1985.
Ms. Londer completed her undergraduate work at Boston University in 1971. After completing graduate study at Columbia University in 1972, Ms. Londer was selected to work under Hubert Gerstman of the New England Medical Center and Hospital to set up a clinic in rural Massachusetts. She is no longer practicing in the field, but her fund remains dedicated to the education of students with disabilities.
Past Recipients of the Student with a Disability Scholarship
The ASHFoundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.