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FCIC Inclusion Insider Newsletter Archive

FCIC in the News

Dr. Karen Berkman Interviewed by WFLA
"Technology programs for students with disabilities available in Tampa."
The Learning Academy at USF and MacDonald Training Center Announce Technology Collaboration
This unique collaboration provides new educational programs in technology for people with disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to earn globally recognized industry certifications in a variety of technology fields, all with the goal of technology-based employment, one of the fastest growing sectors in Florida.
Dr. Liz Perkins Provides Presidential Address at AAIDD Conference
Dr. Liz Perkins, FCIC's Associate Director is the current president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. During AAIDD's national conference, she gave her presidential address on the topic of "Reaffirming Diversity and Inclusion." Now published in one of the three AAIDD Journals, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, her address shares how her personal and professional experiences have shaped her views regarding inclusion.
Dr. Liz Perkins' Presidential Address at the AAIDD Conference Now Available Online
Dr. Liz Perkins, FCIC's Associate Director is the current president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. During AAIDD's national conference, she gave her presidential address on the topic of "Reaffirming Diversity and Inclusion." Now published in one of the three AAIDD Journals, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, her address shares how her personal and professional experiences have shaped her views regarding inclusion.
USF Part of $32.6 Million Grant for Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
While the Center has been funded consistently since 1997, it will now begin a fifth five-year cycle of federal funding with the largest amount ever allocated for its efforts.
USF Part of $32.6 Million Grant for Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
While the Center has been funded consistently since 1997, it will now begin a fifth five-year cycle of federal funding with the largest amount ever allocated for its efforts.
Educators from The Netherlands Visit USF to Learn Firsthand About the FLPBIS Approach for Supporting Student Behavior
The Dutch visitors were comprised of educators (special education and general education teachers), school principals, administrators, PBIS coaches and researchers from Belgium and Windesheim University in Zwolle, The Netherlands, where Dr. George established an international research partnership through USF World in 2016.
CFS Works to Form Partnership with Kwara State University to Bring HIPPY’s Early Childhood Education Program into Nigerian Communities
CFS’s Ruby Joseph, a researcher in the Florida HIPPY Training & Technical Assistance Center recently returned from Nigeria where she met with faculty and students from Nigeria's Kwara State University (KWASU), village representatives, community elders and families regarding the feasibility of implementing the HIPPY early childhood education program in the villages of Malete and Elemere.
CFS's Dr. Heather Peshak George to Provide Keynote Address at National Leadership Forum on School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
Sponsored by the National Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Midwest PBIS, the forum has over 3000 registered participants. Additional CFS faculty within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities are serving as lead presenters and/or exemplars across sessions related to PBIS.

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