Special education student Molly Limmer’s younger sister, Lucy, is 17 years old. Lucy loves goldfish, spaghetti and listening to Barney on repeat. Lucy is very low-functioning on the autism spectrum. Autism takes a front row seat in Limmer’s life. “Not a day goes by that I’m not aware of autism and its effects on others,” Limmer said. It was for this reason that … [Read more...] about Drawn to teaching, drawn to special education
Refugees are compelled to flee their country of birth. They are usually running from life-threatening situations like civil war. Springfield Public School District serves around 1,030 English Language Learners (ELL). These students come from 16 different countries and speak more than 14 languages. A good number of them are refugees. Dr. Kennedy Ongaga, assistant … [Read more...] about Fostering community for refugee families in Springfield
Beckman and Ortman are special education teachers in the Ozark (Mo.) R-VI School District. They earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Missouri State University and were frequent classmates in the College of Education, quickly bonding over a common interest in special education studies. “We were both like-minded, always wanting to know what the best practices are, … [Read more...] about Technology helps alumni improve special education
From the beginning, Reesha Adamson could sense her calling. She wanted to improve the lives of young people. … [Read more...] about Rethinking education: How to engage students who have special needs
Her research has been featured in the 2016 issue of Mind’s Eye! Learn about her research online and in the video below. … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Dr. Reesha Adamson!