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Exceptional Parent Magazine Honors Special Education Teachers

EXCEPTIONAL PARENT (EP) MAGAZINE HONORS SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS “AN ABILITY TO CONNECT ” Eileen Payraudeau EILEEN PAYRAUDEAU has been teaching at ECLC of NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus campus for six years. ECLC is a private, no n-profit special education school serving students ages 5-21 with severe learning and language disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, and medically fragile students. The school educates nearly 90 students from 11 counties in New Jersey. What makes Eileen so special […]

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The Roles of Parents, School Administrators and Teachers in the Educational Success of the Child Who is Deaf

BY J. FREEMAN KING, ED.D Without deep and meaningful communication with parents, peers, teachers, and other significant others, there are no shared meanings, no shared experiences, no development of identity, and inadequate transmission of world knowledge. The educational decisions of parents, school administrators, and teachers can lead to the educational success or failure of the deaf child. Without a doubt, the decisions made carry with them a great responsibility to be  well-informed concerning the unique […]

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Internships Ease Transition To Post-21 Life

BY RACHEL EZEKIEL-FISHBEIN Internships can pave the way for a more satisfying life with rich connections to community and meaningful experiences, and possibly employment. “Good morning. It’s nice to see you. I have a delivery for you. Would you like a newspaper?” asks Annie Kramer-Golinkoff, using head switches to access her Dynavox augmentative communication device. Annie maneuvers the hallways of JEVS’ Human Services’ administrative offices in downtown Philadelphia expertly with her power wheelchair, stopping at […]

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Special Education And Early Intervention Resources For Families And Professionals

BY LAUREN AGORATUS, M.A. The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), funds a Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network with resources for all stakeholders with an interest in special education and early intervention, including parents, self-advocates, educators, early interventionists, school districts, state Departments of Education, other service providers, researchers, policymakers, and legislators. WHICH TYPES OF RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE? There are many different kinds of resources available to families and professionals. These include […]