​​January 2017 - SPEAC brings diversity presentation to the Fort Washington Business Alliance. 

More than 30 companies were represented at the January 19, 2017​ monthly FWBA speaker series.  Tracy Katz, Transition Consult, made a presentation on diversity hiring. Tracy was brought to the FWBA meeting through the Special Education Advisory Council of Upper Dublin, www.SPEACofUD.org . Transition Consult presented on the definition and prevalence of disability within the general population. In addition, recent legislation which impacts hiring individuals with disabilities as well as local and national efforts to increase competitive integrated employment were addressed. Tracy forwarded “The Field Guide to Evolving Your Workforce” and a list of Resources for employers (click below).  For more information, please contact Tracy Katz, MEd, CESP Tracy@TransitionConsults.org  610-203-4150 (www.transitionconsults.org).

Louise Donnelly, UDHS Life Skills Support Teacher, reviewed the Community-Based Instruction (CBI) program (click below). CBI is designed for students that need instruction in functional and daily living skills and focuses on educational instruction in situations that provide students with ‘real life experiences.’  For approximately 2 hours daily, the team works in the community with special education students -- during the school day with supervision for UDHS staff ---and targets a wide variety of businesses in the community. The team takes into account the students’ strengths. Current CBI locations with FWBA members: George’s Market at Dreshertown; Hilton Garden Inn; Fort Washington Fire Co.; Ambler Area YMCA; UDP&R; and the Jarrettown Inn. The team also has a strong role in finding competitive employment and/or internship opportunities for students.  To arrange a meeting to discuss the possibility of a student being part of your workforce, please contact Louise Donnelly, M.Ed, 215-643-8900 x2126  ldonnell@udsd.org  or Cait Landskroner, M.Ed., 215-643-8900 x2124  clandskr@udsd.org

SPEAC and Get on Board team up to bring free skate board instruction to children with special needs.

supporting special education in the Upper dublin school district since 2005

SPEAC provided a sensory break room for the Harlem Wizards fund raising event at the UDHS,  January 27, 2018

Sibling panel discusses what it s like to live with a brother or sister with a disability.  January 10, 2018

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