Tag Archives: Special education

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

Valerie Suszko, who graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in special education, has been named the 2011 Woman of the Year by Greater Lansing Woman magazine. As a Special Olympics coach and special education teacher at Washington Woods school in Holt, Suszko is regarded as an inspiration and a hero by students,… Read More »

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Michigan State University College of Education academic advisor Jean Brown recently received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty & Staff Award from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. Brown was recognized for her extraordinary efforts to promote equal opportunity and educational achievement for MSU students. The award is typically granted to a faculty or staff member who has been nominated by an MSU student with a disability. In… Read More »

New research: Autism and the iPod app

New research: Autism and the iPod app

Since hitting the iTunes store in April 2009, one iPod touch application has been quickly catching on as a way to help people who have difficulty speaking – especially children with autism. But Proloquo2Go, as it’s called, has little if any research data to prove how well it works with that population. This spring, a… Read More »