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FSU to Present Special Education Summer Institutes in Frostburg, Hagerstown

The Frostburg State University College of Education will offer two Special Education Summer Institutes, one at FSU (the Joe Divico Special Education Summer Institute) and the other at the University System of Maryland in Hagerstown. Both sessions will run from Monday through Friday, June 22 to 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These summer institutes provide special topics to aid in the learning process of students and adults identified with special needs. Assistive technology, confidentiality issues, early intervention training for educators, improving the way we think about students with emotional/behavioral disorders and issues associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders will be among the topics of this year’s program. Guest speakers, including Michael McSheehan from the University of New Hampshire and an early childhood specialist from the University of Cincinnati, will facilitate these week-long events.

There is no cost for non-credit attendance. Graduate credit is available through registration for SPED 691: Seminar in Special Education and EDUC 590: Current Issues in Special Education.

For more information on the Joe Divico Special Education Summer Institute, contact Dr. Oma Gail Simmons at 301-687-4432 or e-mail For information on the Special Education Summer Institute at Hagerstown, contact Jamelyn Nystrom at 240-527-2735 or e-mail

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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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