Announcing a new inclusive education Senior Associate!
Katherine Vroman has joined me to provide inclusive education consulting and training and will work primarily through distance technology - e-mail, phone, SKYPE, and Facetime - to support parents and educators. Ms. Vroman is currently pursuing doctoral work at Syracuse University
focused on Disability Studies, Ms. Vroman provides training and technical
assistance to professionals and families of individuals with complex
communication needs including autism and other intellectual and developmental
disabilities. In collaboration with faculty and colleagues in the fields of
inclusive urban education, inclusive higher education, and disability studies,
Ms. Vroman engages in naturalistic research initiatives with the broad
objective of disseminating scholarship that looks to change the environment,
not the person. In addition to presenting at dozens of regional and national
conferences including TASH, The Society for Disability Studies, Disability
Studies in Education, and the American Educational Research Association (AERA),
Ms. Vroman has co-coordinated five national conferences with The Taishoff
Center for Higher Education and The Institute on Communication and Inclusion.
She also has experience advising youth-run, disability advocacy organizations,
and is fluent in American Sign Language.
About Cheryl: From 1985 until the spring of 2011, I was a faculty-researcher at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability focusing on inclusive education for students with autism, intellectual, and other developmental disabilities. I'm now in semi-retirement and able to focus on the work about which I am most passionate. That includes student-specific consultation, team professional development, school-wide systems change, policy advocacy, and writing. I particularly like working with students with Down syndrome and their educational teams.
We hope that this website will serve as a resource for engaging us to work with you -- families, educators, and others who are interested in supporting students with significant disabilities so that they may enjoy satisfying social relationships, be welcomed members and full participants in general education classrooms, and be college and career ready by the time they graduate. Don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions.
About Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Dr. Jorgensen is an inclusive education consultant in private practice, after being a Project Director with the Institute on Disability
(IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), and assistant research professor in UNH’s Education Department from 1985 until 2011. Read more...