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Maximizing Social Relationships at School and at Home

Cheryl Jorgensen, PhD
Air-Date of Webinar:
76 minutes
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This is a recorded webinar and is only available online.

When students with disabilities have no friends we need to look beyond that student’s characteristics to the classroom and school cultures that may be unintentionally setting students apart. Too often people rush to create special friendship circles or clubs without addressing the root causes of students’ loneliness and isolation. Often the first step in maximizing students’ social relationships is “undoing” things that are putting barriers between students with and without disabilities. Participants in this webinar will take away several concrete ideas for including students themselves in the work of creating schools where disability is considered a natural part of the human experience.

About the Presenter: Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen is an inclusive education consultant in private practice who specializes in student-specific consultation, team professional development, school-wide systems change, policy advocacy, and writing related to students with disabilities. Prior to her independent work, Cheryl was a project director with the UNH Institute on Disability and assistant research professor in UNH’s Education Department for 26 years.

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