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Rebecca Matthews



Rebecca Matthews received an Occupational Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota. In 2001, after the birth of her first child her career changed to a stay-at-home mom. Her degree as an Occupational Therapist has helped her in parenting her children, three of the four receiving Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education services.

Rebecca has testified for women’ health rights in the 2013 ND legislative session, sharing her personal story of facing termination during her twin pregnancy.

Rebecca has been a parent representative for the North Dakota State Development Disabilities Advisory Board and parent representative on the Bismarck Early Intervention Childhood Education Program Parent Policy Council. She has received training as a First Parent Responder with Project Carson which provides support for families with a prenatal or at birth diagnosis such as Down Syndrome, club foot, cleft lip/palate, and cardiac diagnoses.

Rebecca and her husband, Chris, live in Bismarck with their 4 children ranging in age from 3 to 12. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, and riding horse.