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Frostburg State University Plans Two Special Education Summer Institutes
05/23/2006

Frostburg State University will hold two special education summer institutes for area teachers and community members, one in Hagerstown and one in Frostburg.

The first institute will be June 19 to 23 at the University System of Maryland – Hagerstown at 32 W. Washington St. This institute will focus on serving students with diverse, needs including homelessness and English language learners in the Washington County area. The institute is a graduate course, SPED 691 Seminar in Special Education, in the M.Ed. Special Education program. For more details, contact Jamelyn Tobery-Nystrom at jctoberynystom@frostburg.edu, or (240) 527-2735.

The second institute, Communication Issues in Special Education, will be held on the FSU campus from July 10 to 14. This institute is also a graduate course, SPED 691 Seminar in Special Education and EDUC 590 Current Issues in Special Education. Dr. Mayer Shevin from Syracuse University, a specialist in helping meet the communication needs of non-verbal individuals, and Dr. Louis Danielson, U.S. Office of Special Education, are among the guest speakers and workshop leaders for this event. Contact Dr. Oma Gail Simmons, osimmons@frostburg.edu or 301-687-4432 for information on either institute.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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