Pacific VIP Scholars Meet with Consultant

Pacific VIP
Four individuals standing in school hallway.
Donna McNear, University of Massachusetts – Boston Adjunct Faculty, conducted a practicum site visit with Guam-based student scholars in the Pacific Vision Instruction Project (Pacific VIP) on April 29. Pictured here at Price Elementary School are (L-R) scholars Darlene Taimanglo and Diane Artero, Professor Donna McNear, and scholar Erica Acfalle. Not shown are scholars Joni Manibusan and Norma Jean Santos. The site visit took place during the week of April 27 through May 1, 2015.

LEND Faculty Provided Training to Service Providers & Parents

Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Preparation LEND
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Leolinda Parlin (standing), Co-Director of the University of Hawaii Maternal Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (MCH LEND), Program, conducted a presentation during a parent meeting focusing on the topic of “Addressing the Needs of Older Children (5-12th grade) with Autism” on May 7. Ms. Parlin was joined by Mariailiana Stark, DrPH, APRN-Rx, PNP-BC, and Joshua Fouts, PhD., BCBA-D. Approximately 25 parents and interested community members attended the meeting held at the IT&E Lecture Hall, Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero Building, University of Guam.

Practicum Student Receives Social Work Pin

Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Preparation
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Trish Billen, Guam CEDDERS Social Work Practicum student, was honored during the University of Guam Social Work Pinning Ceremony held on May 21, 2015 at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall. In attendance were (L-R:) Bonnie Brandt, Guam CEDDERS, Trish Billen, Florina Anson, Trish’s mother, Yuleen Nanpei Perman, Trish’s cousin, Bernadette Shisler, Guam CEDDERS, and Mariles Benavente, Guam CEDDERS.

LEND Cohort Completes Program

Community Services: Training Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Preparation LEND
Five individuals posing for photo in assistive technology center.
Guam trainees received their Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND) Certificate of Completion on May 5. Shown here are (L-R) Carla Torres, Guam CEDDERS LEND faculty, Trainees Leone Rohr, Suzanne McManus, Ph.D., and Renee Koffend, Au.D., and Leolinda Parlin, University of Hawaii LEND Program Co-Director.

Project Kariñu Pilots ChildLink Database

Community Services: Technical Assistance Early Childhood

Early Childhood System Policy Summit III

Community Services: Technical Assistance Early Childhood

Pepnet2 Summit Addresses Capacity Building in Deaf Education: Transition from Secondary Education to Post-Secondary Options

Community Services: Technical Assistance

Self-Advocacy Workshop Promotes Skills for College


Guam CEDDERS Conducts a Session at Pac Rim Conference

Community Services: Technical Assistance

Guam CEDDERS partnered with representatives from the Pepnet2 Project to facilitate a summit to build state capacity to address critical issues in Deaf Education, specifically addressing transition from secondary education to postsecondary options.  The summit, held on May 20-22, brought representatives from the Pacific Basin entities to Honolulu.

REL Pacific Guam Research Alliance Parent Panel Session on Family Engagement

Research and Evaluation