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29 Apr 2013    

Huskers for Hearing Fun Run raises $3500

The Student Academy of Audiology in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders sponsored the Huskers for Hearing 5K Fun Run in April. Proceeds benefited HearU Nebraska, a group that provides amplification devices to hearing impaired infants and toddlers from low income families and the SAA.

The Fun Run attracted more than 150 runners and raised more than $3500.

Thank you to all who participated and to those who took their time to make this event such a success.

 

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14 Apr 2013    

Magician, Spencer, to talk about his work with disabled children

Kevin Spencer will be in Lincoln performing a show at the Lied Center April 19th, but his real passion is working with children with disabilities and teaching them magic tricks. 

Kevin will be at the Barkley Memorial Center on Wednesday, April 17, Barkley Room 130, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. talking about how he works with children with disabilities.

All are invited to join us.

 

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07 Apr 2013    

Klare to offer lecture April 8

Matthew Klare, National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities, will provide an overview of the status of dropout prevention, intervention and recovery, particularly for students with disabilities. He will describe a dropout prevention risk calculator currently being refined in cooperation with Goodrich Middle School in Lincoln and explain how it can be used to intervene for high risk students. He will also address strategies to prevent dropouts and recover students who have dropped out.

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20 Feb 2013    

CYAF-authored article named best of 2012

A peer-reviewed article authored by UNL researchers in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools has been named the 2012 Article of the Year by the academic journal School Psychology Review.

Susan Sheridan, the lead author of the article and director of the center, accepted the award Feb. 14 at the NASP's 2013 Annual Convention in Seattle. The award is presented for an article's contributions to research and practice in school psychology, its interest to the journal's readership, and its overall impact on advancing the profession.

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17 Jan 2013    

Grandin discusses Asperger's Syndrome in front of large audience

Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, led a very different interactive presentation Jan. 15. Grandin has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, and her audience was preservice teachers and parents of children with Asperger’s. Grandin’s remarkable story has been told in a movie bearing her name.

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06 Dec 2012    

Trout receives Early Career Research Award

Alex Trout (SECD) has received the Early Career Research Award given by the Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Research. The CEC Division for Research recognizes the critical role of research to both current practice in and the future of the field of Special Education.

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17 Aug 2012    

Heidi Menard Wins Staff Star Award

 

On behalf of the Staff Council we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Heidi Menard, Staff Secretary III for the Special Education and Communication Disorders department, for being selected as the August recipient of our Staff Star Award!!

Some of the things Heidi’s nominators said about her are:

 

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02 Jul 2012    

Trout awarded $3.5 from IES for "On the Way Home" project

Alex Trout, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders Center for Child and Family Well Being, was recently awarded $3.5 million from the Institute for Education Sciences for her project, "On the Way Home: Promoting Transition Outcomes in Youth with EBD or LD – An Efficacy and Replication Study."

This research project will continue to examine aftercare, which is a link in the continuum of services for youth served in the child welfare system and in out-of-home care. 

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18 Apr 2012    

England, SECD, receives CEHS Staff Star award

Jill England, SECD, was honored April 17 with the CEHS Staff Star award. Jill is the graduate student secretary for the department.

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