Diane Ripple has been a professional developer on Long Island and the surrounding areas since 1996. In 1999 she started her own company, Consulting That Makes A Difference, Inc. CMDI is a company that provides professional development in such areas as inclusive education, co-teaching, differentiated instruction, paraprofessional training and community building in over 40 school districts each year. With more than 30 years of experience and expertise, Diane has had the opportunity to work with students with a wide range of abilities. In her capacity as a professional developer, Diane collaborates with teachers, administrators and families to improve the education and lives of students with diverse needs. Participants leave Diane’s workshops inspired and equipped with a wealth of new ideas they can use immediately.