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Issue Date: Winter 1999

PFCEC Recognizes Special Educators at Ceremony
Remembers Friends Who've Gone

The Pennsylvania Federation Council for Exceptional Children recently recognized a number of individuals for their contributions to the field of Special Education. Who, what, where, and why...



COLLEGE MISERICORDIA'S ALTERNATIVE LEARNERS PROJECT EARNS AN "A"

On September 24, 1998, PFCEC Executive Board Members, Kimberly Bright, Jane Bowes, Dreamalee Brotz and Vicki McGinley, visited College Misericordia as a part of an external evaluation team for their Alternative Learners Project (ALP). The ALP was founded in 1979 by Dr. Joseph Rogan, Program Director, to serve college students with disabilities. The ALP was the first program of its kind in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the United States. more...



WILL YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?

I am inspired and reenergized! I always feel that way after attending the annual PFCEC Convention and I have found that other attendees feel the same way. The presenters are always such a diverse group of people with different levels of experience and areas of practice that I always gain something from their presentations. It strikes me that anyone working with or preparing to work with children with exceptionalities has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. more...



PEDIATRIC THERAPEUTICS, INC. - A FEW NEW FACES!

With increased demand for related services growing in proportion to cost, special education administrators are all too familiar with the consequences. Should they avoid taking an active role in the delivery process of physical, speech and occupational services? Taking proactive measures, assisting in the evaluation of cost and efficiency, are among the highest priorities for your therapy program. Pediatric Therapeutics, Inc. is an organization that has innovatively responded to that need since 1993. Lee Ann Fancher, Founder and President of Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc. has recently made dramatic changes to her business in order to keep pace with the changes in accountability placed upon special education administrators. more...


AN INVITATION FROM THE PFCEC JOURNAL COMPONENT OF ACTION

You are invited to submit an article to the PFCEC Journal.

The intent of the Journal component is to provide information to persons who work directly with children and youth with disabilities and children and youth who are gifted. This information might come from experience or research. We wish to publish information that describes applications of changes in curriculum, instructional modifications and technology.

Special education practitioners have a great deal of information, but typically do not write for publications. However, there are many other practitioners in the field who want to hear what their colleagues are doing and thinking.

Selection of articles is made on the basis of reader interest, importance of the topic, implications for the practice of special education and quality of writing. The article should not exceed five double spaced 8 1/2" x 11" pages. Materials will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included.

Send articles to:
Rosalie Dibert
581 Plum Run Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317



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