New York Presentation

Teacher education professor Pat Chrosniak and special education seniors Alexandra Vickery and Claire Piper shared research to educators in New York. (Photo provided)

November 8, 2016

Two Bradley special education majors shared research with members of the New York Deaf-Blind Collaboration in October.

Alexandra Vickery ’17, of Sugar Grove, Illinois, and Claire Piper ’17, of Portage, Michigan, shared insights into issues affecting deaf-blind people who also have autism or CHARGE syndrome. CHARGE syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects sensory systems, including hearing and sight, and developmental delays.

Additionally, the students and Bradley teacher education professor Dr. Pat Chrosniak will develop an informational webinar for the NYDBC. The New York organization brings together educators, state personnel and families to improve services of children who are deaf-blind.