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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)


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Susan Edelman:

Susan is the Director of Vermont Sensory Access Project and Statewide Consultant for the Vermont I-Team. Susan serves the Northeast region as an Educational Consultant (a shared position with Statewide Consultant Emma Nelson). She has a Master of Education in Special Education and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Susan has been a Research Associate Professor at the University of Vermont since 1997 and has published numerous articles for journals in the Special Education field. Susan has extensive experience in Collaborative Teamwork and working with students with Cortical Visual Impairment and Deafblindness. Susan has taught and mentored many people in the field of Intensive Special Education.

Phone: 802-656-8554(w) and 802-598-6526(cell)

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Paula J. Manzi:

Paula is a Northeast Regional Family Resources Consultant for the Vermont I-Team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vermont College of Norwich University. Paula has been a Family Resources Consultant for the past 15 years for the Vermont I-Team. She was also an Early Interventionist for the Family Infant Toddler Project and an Early Essential Educator and Early Childhood Educator in the Northeast Kingdom for over 8 years. She has worked for Parent to Parent/Vermont Family Network as a Family Support Consultant. She continues to share her personal experience as a parent and her professional experiences as she supports families of children with special needs in the Northeast Region.

photo of Emma Nelson

Emma Nelson:

Emma is a Statewide Educational Consultant and the Coordinator of the Vermont Sensory Access Project. In this role, she provides technical assistance, consultation, and training to educational teams serving students with significant disabilities and deafblindness. Emma serves the Northeast region as an Educational Consultant (a shared position with Statewide Consultant Susan Edelman). Emma holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College and a Masters in Special Education in Severe Disabilities and Deafblindness from The City University of New York Hunter College. Emma is certified as an early childhood special educator and has taught preschool students with disabilities in both self contained and inclusion settings. She also has served as an itinerant preschool and early intervention home-based service provider and evaluator. Emma recently moved from New York where she served as an Educational Consultant with the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative providing technical assistance to school teams and families for children with dual sensory loss. Emma has been trained in Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and the CVI Range through an interstate partnership with state deafblind projects and Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy. Emma also has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Hunter College Graduate School of Education. .

Phone: 802-656-1120

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