DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Eliyanna Kaiser first came to Skyer Law as an overwhelmed parent client and new autism mom. After getting to know Regina, she was honored to be asked to edit her book, How To Survive Turning Five: The handbook for NYC parents of special needs children, which was first published in 2015.
Eliyanna’s first career was in politics and government. Originally from Canada, she worked for a short time in the British Columbia legislature before moving to New York in 2001. In New York, she had a ten-year career in state government, holding the titles of Legislative Director and Chief of Staff in the New York State Assembly. She left the civil service in 2012 to pursue freelance editing and book design. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Writing from the New School.
As the firm’s Communications Director, Eliyanna maintains the blog, helps draft general client correspondence, develops brand awareness, and organizes client education events. She particularly enjoys her work putting together workshops and trainings, CLE events, and Skyer Law’s annual client education conference.
Eliyanna lives in Manhattan with her wife and twin sons. In her spare time she writes a children’s book review blog for parents and educators of children with autism and organizes Drag Queen Story Hour for Kids with Autism in partnership with the New York Public Library.