The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)


State Wide


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Brendan Donaghey

Brendan Donaghey works as a Project Development Assistant at the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion where he provides database and webinar support for the I-Team, the AT Tryout Center and CORE. Brendan is a recent graduate from UVM’s Masters program in English, where he wrote his thesis on the correlations between current eco-critical concerns and the poetry of William Wordsworth. He currently serves on the Burlington College Board of Trustees and is interested in pursuing a doctoral degree focusing on educational policy development. While not at work Brendan writes poetry and prose, bakes, and gardens.

Email: Brendan Donaghey

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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.

Email: susan.edelman@uvm.edu

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Louise Lynch:

Louise is an Outreach and Referral Specialist for the Vermont I-Team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and participated in the Master of Social Work Graduate Program at Adelphi University. Louise has extensive experience in administrative and managerial positions and wide knowledge in managing student project databases.

Email: louise.lynch@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-7122

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Darren McIntyre:

Darren is the Director of the Vermont I-Team. He holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and is working on his dissertation to fulfill degree requirements for a Doctor of Education in Administrative Leadership of Teachers and Learners. Darren has previously worked as the Director of Student Support Services for the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union, and has experience as a Special Education Teacher.

Email: darren.mcintyre@uvm.edu

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Barbara Miles:

Barbara is a Deaf-Blindness Consultant for the Vermont I-Team. She holds both a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature and a Master of Education in Deaf-Blind Education. Barbara has previously worked as a Sign Language Teacher and has extensive experience as a Communication Consultant.

Email: bsmiles@gmavt.net

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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. .

Email: emma.nelson1@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-1120

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Maureen Nevers:

Maureen is an Augmentative Communication Consultant for the Vermont I-Team. She holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and participated in the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Program through the U.S. Department of Education Training Grant. Maureen is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and an experienced Augmentative Communication Specialist.

Email: maureen.nevers@uvm.edu

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Deborah A Sharpe

Deb Sharpe is the Occupational Therapist for the Vermont I-Team. She holds a Master of Occupational Therapy degree and is certified RESNA as an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She was previously employed by the Chittenden East Supervisory Union and by Associates in Physical and Occupational Therapy, and has extensive experience in providing collaborative OT services in home, school, community, and clinical settings.

Email: Deborah.Sharpe@uvm.edu

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