University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

Vermont Sensory Access Project: Vermont's Deafblind Project

Meet the VSAP Team

Susan Edelman, VSAP Project Director

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Email: Susan Edelman
Phone: 802-656-8554

Susan Edelman, Ed.D., PT, Project Director. Over 35 years experience in Special Education, including physical therapy, Deafblindness, and Cortical Visual Impairment.




Emma Nelson, VSAP Project Coordinator

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Email: Emma Nelson
Phone: 802-656-1120

Emma Nelson, MS Ed., Project Coordinator. Certified Early Childhood Special Educator with specialty in Deafblindness and Cortical Visual Impairment.




Barbara Miles, Deafblindness Educational Consultant

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Email: Barbara Miles

Deafblindness Educational Consultant. Over 35 years experience in the field of deafblindness, editor/author of Remarkable Conversations.




Jolene Blanchard, VSAP Family Resources Consultant

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Email: Jolene Blanchard

(Northwest VT). Twenty-three years experience parenting a daughter who had deaf blindness and high tech medical needs. Jolene has experience navigating medical systems




Donna Gillen, VSAP Family Resources Consultant

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Email: Donna Gillen
Phone: 802-483-9473

(Southern Vermont). Over 13 years experience with I-Team and 7 with Family, Infant and Toddler Program.




Paula J. Manzi, VSAP Family Resources Consultant

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Email: Paula Manzi
Phone: 802-895-4529

(Northeastern Vermont).Over 16 years experience with I-Team. For several years Paula was the Family Support Consultant through Parent to Parent of Vermont for the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont




Tammy Willey, VSAP Family Resources Consultant

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Email: Tammy Willey
Phone: 802-899-2559


(Central Vermont). Started with the project in 2009 after 10 years of community service, including Special Olympics and Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program

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