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Special Education Institute Scheduled

Special Education Institute Scheduled A Special Education Summer Institute will be held at Frostburg State University from June 27 to July 1. The Institute is free to local teachers who may attend without any registration or cost.

Events include a presentation on Autism; an assistive technology workshop; MMECCA: a framework for inclusion of students in state assessments; a presentation on “Boys and Reading,” a teleconference with Carol Dinsdale, a national award winner for teacher of students with emotional/behavior disorders; a workshop on adapted physical education professions; a workshop on attention deficit disorders and a presentation by representatives from the Association of Retarded Citizens. The week will end with a talk on learning disabilities in adults and a presentation on support for teachers of students with special needs. Prior to the Institute, there will be a special field trip on Friday, June 24, to the Center for Autism at the Kennedy/Krieger Institute in Baltimore Md.

The community at large is invited to a special Wednesday June 29 luncheon and presentation by national speaker Kathie Snow, who will discuss developmental disabilities. For that special event, community members are asked to call ahead and register. The Kathie Snow presentation and luncheon are sponsored by the local Order of the Alhambra.

If an individual wishes to attend the Institute for graduate credit, normal university registration and tuition fees are required. For more details, contact Dr. Oma Gail Simmons, FSU Department of Education Professions, at (301) 687-4432 or

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.

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