GVSU Professor & Students Attend Special Education Legislative Summit

August 30, 2022

GVSU Professor & Students Attend Special Education Legislative Summit

Grand Valley State University was well represented through the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) this summer. MCEC is the professional organization dedicated to improving educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Along with our national Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Children and Youth Action Network (CAN) division, MCEC sponsored attendees to advance policy affecting students at the Special Education Legislative Summit in Washington, DC. This is a yearly event focusing on advocacy at the federal level through in person visits to our Congressional offices. It was my privilege to attend with current and past GVSU students.

Pictured from left to right: Kelsea McConnell (current GVSU student and the MCEC Student CAN Coordinator); Erica Folino (GVSU graduate and MCEC Teacher of the Year); Jen DeWaard (professor in Teaching and Learning - GVSU Education Programs in the College of Education and Community Innovation, board member Michigan CEC, Michigan CAN Coordinator).

Photo courtesy: Jen DeWaard

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