It was after the diagnosis of her youngest son with learning disabilities and attention issues Beth
McGaw became an outspoken advocate for individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD and
autism spectrum disorders. While living in Atlanta, Beth co-founded the award-winning Atlanta
based Kids Enabled Magazine, a magazine for parents of children with learning differences. Beth
served on the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) Board of Directors and just
completed her term as President of LDA of America.
Although Beth started her career as an Industrial Engineer, she pursued her passion for education
by obtaining a master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is an
associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and guides
students in the areas of learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. Her
company, Launch Pad Consulting Group, offers services to individuals and their families,
bridging the gap between high school and post-secondary education as well as explore options
for potential employment and coach students in their academic endeavors and life skills.
Beth currently resides in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas with her husband, Steve, and two
Australian Labradoodles, Tucker and Lacey. She has raised three amazing sons, two of whom
are pursuing their careers, one on each coast. The third is on his way to launching as a young
adult and pursuing his dream of graduating from college with a Health Science degree.