Cumberland Times-News: Regional News socialize with other children who aren't disabled. a branch office in Western Marylandby springtime designed to benefit those with special needs, the volunteer http://www.times-news.com/stories/2001/january/825457.html
Extractions: Times-News Staff Writer CUMBERLAND Tyler Wallace went bowling for the first time on Sunday during the first ever Best Buddies Bowl-A-Thon at White Oaks Lanes. "I'm having a lot of fun," said the energetic 13-year-old. "It's pretty good." Wallace is a member of the Best Buddies program, a nonprofit organization that exists to help children with disabilities learn to socialize with other children who aren't disabled. Wallace has a form of autism, but it isn't apparent by looking at him. He has been in special education classes since he was 3 years old and his mother, Kathy, is glad that he has chances like this to be around children of all types. "This is a wonderful opportunity for these children," she said, looking around the bowling alley at the children from local schools interacting with Special Education students. "And not just for my son, but for all of them. The most inclusive society is also the most progressive, yet we still tend to shy away from those who are different from us. All it takes is familiarity and you can't have that without contact." Best Buddies was founded as a spin-off of the Special Olympics and has been in the state of Maryland for seven years. Kate Nohe, state director of the organization, would like to see the Baltimore-based organization open a branch office in Western Maryland by springtime.
Extractions: Special Education Is Priority~~ Conference Addresses the Need By Jennifer L. Henderson The University of Maryland School of Laws Law and Health Care Program recently hosted the symposium Children with Special Needs - The Intersection of Health Care, Education and the Law on May 17 at the School of Nursings campus in Baltimore. The timing of the conference could not have been more appropriate with the May 18 Baltimore Sun editorial, reporting that Marylands base special education grant to each subdivision has been the same since 1981. And the states overall contribution to special education to local public schools has not changed in 10 years. This poor funding is not for the lack of lobbying by special education advocates. The Baltimore Sun reports that a state panel on education needs, known as the Thorton Commission, sought $64 million dollars more this year for special education. The funding was denied. It is with this frustrating roadblock that many educators, attorneys, parents, and health care providers gathered to examine the relationships between the disciplines in treating and educating children with special needs and attempting to answer questions facing families and professionals involved in their care. This intricate triad in the disciplines first begins with the parents who are the first to navigate this system. Fittingly, conference coordinators chose to open the conference with the real trailblazers - the parents. Serving as keynote speakers on the topic
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Extractions: Commissions and Boards Commissions and Boards Home A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Nancy Grasmick, Maryland state superintendent of schools, has spent much of her career focused on the needs of all children and their families, especially those with disabilities. She is nationally respected for her thoughtful and systematic leadership approach to the building of consensus among parents and educators on issues and programs for special education. These collaborations have led to an innovative model of funding and accountability for special education in Maryland that is systematically integrated with the state accountability system. After experiencing a temporary hearing loss as a child, Grasmick became committed to improving education for children with disabilities. Upon receiving her bachelor of science from Towson University, she taught young children with disabilities in a Baltimore City elementary school. She pursued her interest in deaf education by receiving a master of science from Gallaudet University. Later she taught children with emotional disabilities and language disorders. She was the supervisor of special education for the Baltimore County Public Schools for six years, a principal of the Chatsworth School for students with severe emotional disabilities for four years, and an assistant and then associate superintendent for the Baltimore County Public Schools for 11 years. Grasmick received her doctorate in communicative sciences with a focus on speech and language disorders from Johns Hopkins University.
Extractions: General Resources: Exceptional Parent Magazine TRI Online! Bookstore - Books About Self-Advocacy. The Parent Advocate News. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. ... HipMag Online. Interactive web site for deaf children. Internet Resources for Special Children. For all the Special Kids of the World. The Family Village. Children with Disabilities. ... Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 1. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 2. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 3. The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. Section 504 Regulations. Neighborhood Legal Services: New York State Guidelines to Allow for the Transfer of Assistive Technology When a Student Moves from School Jurisdiction to Higher Education, Other Human Services Agency or Employment. Resources for Disabled and Special Needs Children. ... The Association for Special Kids. An organization that helps families with special needs children set up individual financial plans. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Parents' Guide to the Development of Preschool Children with Disabilities: Resources and Services.
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Extractions: After spending 16 years in court, the lawsuit brought against Baltimore City Public Schools by lawyers representing a group of its special education students has been resolved. In conjunction with a panel of education experts, a set of standards has been developed that the public school system must live up to in the space of three years. Among the requirements that the school system agreed to is that the graduation rate of special education students must be raised to 41.6 percent, enrollment in vocational classes must increase, and the current inclusion policy must be augmented so that 58 percent of special education students are integrated into regular classrooms. The school system must also prove that the implementation of these plans does not disrupt the education of more than 2 percent of its special education students. "We've been pushing and pulling and prodding through the federal courts to get the school system to do the basics required by the law," Steve Ney, an attorney from the Maryland Disabled Law Center said.
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Extractions: Work Shops March 15 (am) Using the Brain-Gym principles, we will discuss and experience learning to make brain cells and how to access parts of the brain previously unavailable to us with joy and ease. You will receive handouts describing 5 movements to facilitate learning, plus a FREE glass of abrain-enhancing beverage.. Barbara Lucia Aigen, RN , provides holistic health rehabilitation services using several modalities: Educational Kinesiology, which uses simple movements to enhance whole-brain learning; massage therapy to aid lymphatic drainage, musculature circulation and tactile awareness; and Healing touch, to assist energy balance. A founding member of the non-profit organization, Kinesthetic Learning, Inc., Barbara is now the chairwoman of the grant writing committee. She is a well-known speaker for the Fairfax County Teachers Academy who lectures on brain anatomy, physiology, and other brain issues. Barbara consults for Community Solutions and is one of their Life Coaches. She holds licensure as a nurse in both Virginia and Maryland and is an active member of Education Kinesthetic International. Dr. Brown will discuss how mentors helped and joined alongside him and how we can include the disabled in the leadership of the organized church. Topics include: What does mentorship mean? What we need to look for and how to mentor and help the disabled to serve in roles such as Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School teacher or on other Christian boards.
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Extractions: The faculty and staff of the Department of Special Education are committed to excellence and envision the period 2000-05 as an era when the overall academic reputation of the unit will evolve to the point where it is consistently ranked as an elite program in the field. This would place the Department in the top ten graduate programs in the field of special education both for productivity as well as reputation. The Special Education Department is committed to the preparation of professionals who will work wit individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. Rigorous coursework is combined with extensive field experiences and internships to provide a comprehensive and well integrated education. The philosophical base for the Department of Special Education incorporates the following beliefs: Individuals with disabilities, regardless of age type, and degree, have unique needs that require specialized educational development and programs and services; All individuals with disabilities, regardless of age type or severity of condition, are entitled to equal educational opportunities from birth through adulthood;
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Extractions: Partners "The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is pleased to be a partner with Teachers-Teachers.com in the effort to place high-quality teachers in classrooms across the United States. This partnership will bring word to our 740 institutional member schools who graduate over 115,000 new teachers every year. Teachers-Teachers.com is an efficient and innovative approach to teacher recruitment and hiring." "Teachers-Teachers.com provides an invaluable service by linking highly qualified special educators to local and intermediate school districts. This is a critical service given the current shortage of special education teachers across the nation. Teachers-Teachers.com makes finding the right person for the right position fast, easy, and efficient. This partnership will connect the Council for Exceptional Children's 50,000 special education professionals to exciting career opportunities." "Teachers-Teachers.com revolutionizes the teacher recruitment and hiring process for school districts and teacher candidates. Teachers-Teachers.com is fast, efficient and easy to use. It allows hiring to be initiated instantaneously and helps school districts pinpoint candidates who would be ideal for their school system. For the Maryland State Department of Education, it is an opportunity to help our districts expand their applicant pool while decreasing the expense to do so."
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Extractions: Adaptive Technology Asperger Syndrome Attention Deficit Disorders Autism ... Vocational Resources The Special Needs Library (SNL) is a countywide information resource for and about people with disabilities, their family members and service providers. In its role as an information service, it has compiled a list of non-profit organizations which serve people with disabilities, their family members and friends of people with disabilities. This list was organized based on the questions the library has received; it is not intended to be comprehensive. If your organization is non-profit and wishes to be listed, contact the webmaster The Montgomery County Public Libraries does not endorse or make recommendations with respect to non-profit organizations, their positions, information about research, medication, treatments or products listed through the various websites. These websites are listed primarily for informational purposes only. Website addresses are subject to change. AbleData
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Extractions: Friends of Special Education does not endorse any of the groups or agencies listed, nor do we make any representations as to how effective or ineffective they are in providing services. The following list of resources includes federal, state and local agencies mandated to provide services to children with special needs; legal assistance agencies and programs that specialize in special education and/or human rights/discrimination/disability issues; and advocacy and support groups. Some listings and descriptions of services provided were obtained from the Directory of Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups (8th Ed.), 1996-97 edition of the Human Care of Metropolitan Chicago Services Directory, Directory of State Services for People with Disabilities, and a resource list compiled by the Family Resource Center on Disabilities. For some listings, there may be several addresses and phone numbers if the agency or group has several offices throughout the state. Other listings that may have more than one office may only list one address and phone number for intake and referral to the office closest to you. Access Living
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Extractions: A recreational art program was piloted this spring by the graduate art therapy program at Seton Hill College in Greensburg for clients of the Westmoreland County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens (Arc Westmoreland). An article in the June 15, 1997 Tribune-Review Autism Center at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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