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					                                Stuart H. Wittenstein, Ed.D.
                                      10 Liberty Lane
                                    Petaluma, CA 94952
                                       707-776-7959
                                 stuartwittenstein@att.net
                    Blindness/Visual Impairment Education Consultation

Education

Ed.D.                  1993          Teachers College, Columbia University
                                     Education of Blind and Visually Impaired
                                     Leadership Grant (P.L. 91-230)

Ed.M.                  1990          Teachers College, Columbia University
                                     Administration/Special Education

Certificate            1988          University of Texas at Austin
                                     Education of Blind and Visually Impaired

M.S.Ed.                1976          City College of New York
                                     Education of Mentally Retarded

B.A.                   1973          S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
                                     English, Secondary Education


Experience

Superintendent (1996-present)
              California School for the Blind
              Fremont, California
                     Chief administrator for state funded and operated
                     specialized school with residential option for students
                     who are blind and visually impaired, deafblind, and
                     visually impaired/multi-disabled. $13 million annual
                     budget, 165 employees.

Principal (1990-1996)
               St. Joseph's School for the Blind
               Jersey City, New Jersey
                       Administrator of specialized school programs for students
                       who are blind and have multiple disabilities, aged 0-21
Experience (continued)

Adjunct Assistant Professor (1993-1996)
Instructor (1990-1993)
               Teachers College, Columbia University
               Department of Special Education

Adjunct Assistant Professor (1993-1996)
              Hunter College, City University of New York
              Department of Special Education

Adjunct Assistant Professor (1993)
              Jersey City State College
              Department of Special Education

Coordinator (1989-1990)
              Vision Resource Center
              New York City Board of Education

Teacher (1974-1989)
              New York City Board of Education
              New York State Commission for the Blind
              Texas School for the Blind
              Austin Independent School District
                     Taught classes for students with visual, developmental,
                     emotional, and learning disabilities in resource,
                     self-contained, residential, and itinerant settings.


Certificates/Credentials

School District Administrator                             New York
Principal/Supervisor                                      New Jersey, New York
Teacher of Blind                                          California, New York, Texas
Teacher of Mentally Retarded/Severely Handicapped         California, New York, Texas
Teacher of Secondary English                                     California, New York, Texas
Teacher of Elementary Grades                              New York, Texas
Teacher of Kindergarten, Nursery                          New York
CEC Professionally Recognized Special Educator
       Special Education Administration                   CEC/USA
       Special Education Teaching                         CEC/USA
Awards & Recognition

Distinguished Service Award (2006)
       Division on Visual Impairments, Council for Exceptional Children
Commendation for Leadership in Braille Literacy (1997)
       National Federation of the Blind of California
Outstanding Dissertation of the Year (1994)
       Division for the Visually Handicapped, Council for Exceptional Children
Proclaim Award for "Educating Ourselves About The Blind" (1993)
       Catholic Communications Campaign
Dissertation of the Year (1993 - Nominee)
       Teachers College, Columbia University
CASE Promising Special Education Leader (1992 - Nominee)
       Council of Administrators of Special Education


Selected Consultancies
Scandaglia & Ryan
Keefe, King, & Bowman, P.S.
Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick
Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC; Bennett, Bigelow, & Leedom, P.S.
Kingman, Peabody, Fitzharris & Ringer, Attorneys at Law
       Expert witness, litigation consultant, lawsuits involving vision loss (2005-present)

Project Consultant (Member Panel of Experts, 1995-1997)
        Computer-Assisted Instruction in Learning
        the Code of Braille Mathematics
Research and Development Institute, Inc.

Project Consultant (Education Committee, 1997)
        Every Seven Minutes Project (Need for Specialized Services)
American Foundation for the Blind

Program Presenter (1994)
      AFB Braille Literacy - Mentors in Training
American Foundation for the Blind

Project Consultant (1992)
        National Braille Literacy Mentor Project
American Foundation for the Blind
Affiliations
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness – Chair Editorial Advisory Board (2007-present),
        member Editorial Advisory Board (2006-07)
Council of Schools for the Blind (1996-present), President (2008-10), President Elect (2007-08),
        Member at large Board of Directors (2006-2007)
Described and Captioned Media Program Advisory Board (2009-present)
National Certification in Literary Braille Committee (2008-present)
SEAK – Listing in National Directory of Expert Witnesses (2007-present)
Forensic Expert Witness Association – member (2007-08)
California Transcribers and Educators of the Blind and Visually Impaired – Life member,
        Secretary (2004-2008), Executive Board member at large (2002-04),
        Policies and Procedures Committee Chair, Katie Sibert Memorial Scholarship
        Committee Chair (2005-2008)
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
        History and Memorial Committee (2006-2008)
        Northern California Chapter - President (2002-04), Past President (2004-06), Board
        Member (1997-2001), New Jersey Chapter -- Board Member (1993-96), Chair Legislative
        Committee, Conference Committee, Budget Committee
Council for Exceptional Children
        Division on Visual Impairments – President (1999-2001), Past President (2001-2003),
        President-Elect (1997-99), Director (1995-97), Member DVIQ Committee (2000-
        present), Chair of Awards Committee (2001-03), Chair of Nominations and Elections
        Committee (2001-03), Chair of Publications Committee, Budget Committee (1993-97),
        Inter-Organization Promotion Committee (1997-99), Steering Management Committee of
        National Plan to Train Personnel Grant (1997-99), Chair of Convention Committee of the
        InterDivisional Caucus (1998 - 01)
Guide Dogs for the Blind Youth Initiative Advisory Committee (2006-present)
The Braille Challenge – National Advisory Committee (2005-present)
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education
        Advisory Committee (1998-01), Personnel Capacity and Demand Team
 San Francisco State University
        Advisory Committee, Program in Visual Impairments (1997-present)
Low Incidence Disability Advisory Committee
        Member Subcommittee on Visual Impairments (1997-2002)
American Printing House for the Blind, Ex Officio Trustee (1996-present),
        Education Services Advisory Committee (2002-2004), chair (2005),
        Nominations Committee (2008)
        Program Facilitator, 150th Anniversary Commemorative Dinner (2008)
Blind Babies Foundation
        Professional Advisory Committee (1996-present)
Western Association of Schools for the Blind (1996-present)
        Chair (1999-2006), Organization Committee (1996-98)
Principals of Schools for the Blind
        Founding Member, First Chairperson (1992-94), Chair Awards Committee (1994-96)
Affiliations (continued)

American Foundation for the Blind - Braille Literacy Mentors in Training
       Advisory Committee (1993-2001)
Research and Development Institute - Computer Assisted Instruction for Learning the
       Code of Braille Mathematics -- Advisory Committee (1995-1997)
Drew University/Art Education for the Blind Program
       Advisory Board Member (1994-present)
World Blind Union
       Committee on Prevalence of Blindness In North America (1994)
Kappa Delta Pi (1990-1996)

Peer Reviewer
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (1993-present)

Towers Press, Field Review Panel (2000-present)
 Overbrook School for the Blind

Blind Education Initiative (1998-99)
 National Association of State Directors of Special Education

The Computerized Nemeth Code Tutor (1997)
 RDI Braille Mathematics Project
Research and Development Institute, Inc.

The Parent Perspective on Schools for Students (1994)
 who are Blind and Visually Impaired (statistical review)
Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

National Literary Braille Competency Test (1992)
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Peer reviewed articles

        Wittenstein, S. H., & Pardee, M. L. (1996). Teachers' voices: Comments on braille and
literacy from the field. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness - Special Issue on Literacy,
90, 201-209.

       Wittenstein, S. H. (1994). Braille literacy: Preservice training and teachers' attitudes.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 88, 516-524.

       Wittenstein, S. H. (1993). Braille training and teacher attitudes: Implications for
personnel preparation. RE:view, 25, 103-111.
Peer reviewed articles (continued)

       Wittenstein, S. H. (1993). A parent-professional collaboration model of transitional
planning. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness – Special Issue on Residential Schools, 87,
227-229.

        Wittenstein, S. H. (1993). Chapter 1 under siege: Federal funds and residential schools
for blind and visually impaired learners. RE:view, 25, 17-25.

Books and Chapters

       Wittenstein, S.H. et al (2006). Braille mathematics standards. California Department of
Education: Sacramento.

       Wittenstein, S.H. & Sovin, J.M. (2006). Students who are blind or visually impaired. In
B.L. Gerber & D.P. Guay (Eds.) Reaching and teaching students with special needs through art
(pp. 127-137). National Art Education Association: Reston, VA.

        Wittenstein, S.H. et al (2004). The Assembly Bill 2326 braille reading standards task
force report. California Department of Education: Sacramento.

        Goodman, S.A. & Wittenstein, S.H. (Eds.) (2003). Collaborative assessment: Working
with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
American Foundation for the Blind: New York.

        Wittenstein, S.H., et al (2002). A future view: Quality education for all students who are
blind and visually impaired. The Report of the California Blindness Advisory Task Force.
California Department of Education: Sacramento.

       Wittenstein, S. H. (Ed.) (1994). The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act: A reference guide for persons concerned with the educational rights of children
who are blind or visually impaired. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

Series Editor

       “This Mattered to Me” (2006 – present). Series re-introduces readers to classic articles
from the 100 year archives of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness.

       “People You Should Know” (1998 - 2008). Series interviews a leader in the field of
blindness education for the Division of Visual Impairments Quarterly.

      “COSB Clips” (1994-1999). News from the nation’s schools for the blind for Howe’s
Now, quarterly newsletter of the Council of Schools for the Blind.
Invited Essays

       Wittenstein, S.H. (in press). What’s bugging me now? Division on Visual Impairment
Quarterly.

        Wittenstein, S.H. (in press). Braille and revolution; Diderot and Enlightenment; and the
pursuit of happiness. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness – Louis Braille Bicentennial
Celebration.

       Wittenstein, S.H. (2008). Why I belong to CEC/DVI. Division on Visual Impairment
Quarterly, 54 (Fall 2008), 17-18.

       Wittenstein, S.H. (2008). This mattered to me. Journal of Visual Impairment &
Blindness, 102, 565-569.

     Wittenstein, S.H. (2008). Reflections from an outgoing board member. CTEVH Journal,
Volume L (1), 15.

       Wittenstein, S.H. (2006). A look back: 100 years of braille and communication media.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness – Celebrating 100 Years Series, 100, 197-202.

        Wittenstein, S. H. (1996). The need for specialized services for children who are blind or
visually impaired: A personal reflection. Howe’s Now, 2, 1-3.

       Wittenstein, S. H. (1993). Is braille a language? Journal of Visual Impairment &
Blindness, 87, 132-133.

Selected Publications

          Wittenstein, S.H. (2008). Support CTEVH and find yourself in paradise. CTEVH Journal.

        Wittenstein, S.H (2007). Letter to the editor: Some random thoughts on accessibility of
visual displays for blind persons. RE:view, 38, 33-34.

          Wittenstein, S. H. (2004). Why I need the Council of Schools for the Blind. Howe’s Now,
8, 4-5.

        Wittenstein, S.H. (2002). What’s bugging me now? A few words about patience and
special education. DVI Quarterly, 47.

       Wittenstein, S. H. (2001). Replacing “can’t” with “can if.” Book review of Perceiving
The Elephant: Living Creatively with Vision Loss. DVI Quarterly, 46, 60-61.

          Wittenstein, S.H. (2001). Why join a professional organization. DVI Quarterly, 47, 17.
Selected Publications (continued)

      Wittenstein, S. H. (2000). Some not-so-random thoughts on the continuing use of braille.
Howe’s Now, 5, 6-7.

       Wittenstein, S. H. (2000). An open letter regarding the use of the word segregated. DVI
Quarterly, 45, 4.

        Wittenstein, S. H. (2000). Love at first touch. A book review of The Doll on the Top
Shelf. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 94, 42.

     Wittenstein, S. H. (1999). Remembering why we tied up the cat. CTEVH Journal,
Summer 1999. California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped.

     Wittenstein, S. H. (1998, Winter). A rationale for the use of braille in the information age.
DVI Quarterly, 43, 10. Also published in DOTS for Braille Literacy, Winter/Spring 1999.

        Wittenstein, S. H. (1995). The need for specialized services for children who are blind or
visually impaired: A personal reflection. JVIB News Service, 89, 1-5.

Selected Presentations

September 2009. Lessons Learned From the History of Braille, or Why We Tied Up the Cat.
       Guest lecture at San Francisco State University.

March 2009. Reflections on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille: Why was Braille
      ready for the world and the world ready for Braille? Presented at the annual conference of
      the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. Burlingame, CA.

October 2008. Is Braille Necessary? Presented at the state convention of the National Federation
      of the Blind of California. Irvine, CA

September 2008. Lessons Learned From the History of Braille, or Why We Tied Up the Cat.
       Guest lecture at San Francisco State University.

April 2008. With Julie Z. Manning. Assessment of Learning Media: Including Parents as
       Partners. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional
       Children. Boston, MA.

July 2006. Braille and math standards influenced by the National Federation of the Blind.
       Presentation to the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind. Dallas,
TX.

May 2006. With Sharon Sacks. What are braille math standards and why are they needed.
       Presentation to the California Curriculum and Supplementary Materials Commission.
       Sacramento, CA.
Selected Presentations (continued)

April 2006. With Phil Hatlen. The School for the Blind in the 21st Century. Workshop presented
       at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children. Salt Lake City, UT.

March 2006. With Sharon Sacks. Creating a vision for the future: The role of the California
      School for the Blind. Presented at the annual conference of the California Transcribers
and
      Educators of the Visually Handicapped. Anaheim, CA.

March 2006. Panel with Mary Ann Siller, Susan Christensen, Sue Reilly and Rod Brawley. What
      NIMAS will do for you! Presented at the annual conference of the California Transcribers
      and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. Anaheim, CA.

March 2006. Braille and Reading: Why Harry Potter in Braille Matters. Keynote address at the
      Regional Braille Challenge. Stanford University, CA.

December 2005. With Sharon Sacks. The California Braille Reading Standards: Insuring Quality
     Educational Outcomes for Students with Visual Impairments. Presented at the Getting
     In Touch With Literacy Conference. Denver, CO.

November 2005. Outreach services in support of literacy from the California School for the
Blind.
       Presented at Braille Symposium of the National Federation of the Blind of California.
       Los Angeles, CA.

November 2005. Learning to touch, learning to read. Presented at Braille Symposium of the
     National Federation of the Blind of California.
     Los Angeles, CA.

October 2005. Programs and services at the California School for the Blind. Presented at
      Quarterly meeting of the program staff at the Braille Institute. Los Angeles, CA.

October 2005. Programs and services at the California School for the Blind. Presented at
      quarterly meeting of the California County Superintendents Association. Santa Rosa,
CA.

October 2005. Implementation of the braille reading standards and compliance with state and
       federal laws regarding braille provision of braille in the IEP. In-service for Sonoma
County
       teachers of blind students. Santa Rosa, CA.

September 2005. Programs and services at the California School for the Blind. Presented at
       quarterly meeting of the California Association of Private Agencies serving the Blind and
       Visually Impaired. Sacramento, CA.

April 2005. Learning to touch, learning to read. Presented at Braille Symposium – Braille
literacy:
        A multi-faceted process. National Federation of the Blind of California. Rancho Cordova,
        CA.
Selected Presentations (continued)

March 2005. With Phil Hatlen. The School for the Blind in the 21st Century. Workshop presented
      at the annual conference of the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually
      Handicapped. Burlingame, CA.

March 2005. With Nancy Burns. The importance of tactile exploration by blind and visually
      impaired students. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the California
      Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. Burlingame, CA

March 2005. Panel with Sharon Sacks, Dennis Kelleher, Nancy Burns. The California braille
      reading standards: Insuring quality literacy experiences for students with visual
      impairments.

February 2005. Abacus and other adaptations for mathematics calculation for blind learners.
       Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at Cal State University Los Angeles. Los
       Angeles, CA.

September 2004. Abacus and other adaptations for mathematics calculation for blind learners.
      Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at San Francisco State University. San
      Francisco, CA.

June 2004. What are braille reading standards and why are they needed. Presentation to the
       California Advisory Commission on Special Education. Sacramento, CA.

May 2004. What are braille reading standards and why are they needed. Presentation to the
      California Curriculum and Supplementary Materials Commission. Sacramento, CA.

April 2004. Use the Cranmer Abacus: Now more than ever. Workshop presented at the annual
       conference of the Council for Exceptional Children. New Orleans, LA.

March 2004. Use the Cranmer Abacus: Now more than ever. Workshop presented at the annual
      conference of the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped.
      Los Angeles, CA.

February 2004. Abacus and other adaptations for mathematics calculation for blind learners.
       Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at San Francisco State University. San
       Francisco, CA.
February 2004. The history of the education of blind children: Who are we as a field?
       Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at San Francisco State University. San
       Francisco, CA.

January 2004. The Mangold method of teaching the slate and stylus. Presented to staff of the
       California School for the Blind.
Selected Presentations (continued)

September 2003. Lessons Learned From the History of Braille, or Why We Tied Up the Cat.
       Guest lecture at San Francisco State University.

September 2003. Use the Cranmer Abacus: Now more than ever. Workshop presented to
       teaching of Sonoma County Office of Education. Petaluma, CA.

July 2003. Teaching Braille to Students with Low Vision. Panel discussion at meeting of the
       National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. Louisville, KY.

June 2003. Lessons Learned From the History of Braille, or Why We Tied Up the Cat. Presented
       at annual meeting of the National Association to Promote the Use of Braille. Louisville,
       KY.

June 2003. Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Braille: The Impact of Teacher Preparation in the 90s.
       Presented at the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind. Louisville,
       KY.

March 2003. Use the Cranmer Abacus: Now more than ever. Workshop presented at the annual
      conference of the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped.
      Burlingame, CA.

September 2002. Lessons Learned From the History of Braille, or Why We Tied Up the Cat.
      Guest lecture at San Francisco State University.

July 2002. With Sheila Amato. Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Braille: The Impact of Teacher
       Preparation in the 90s. Presented at the biennial AER International Conference. Toronto,
       Canada.

April 2002. With Sheila Amato. Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Braille: The Impact of Teacher
       Preparation in the 90s. Presented at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional
       Children. New York, NY

March 2002. The Cranmer Abacus: Still a great tool. Workshop presented at the annual
      conference of the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped.
      San Diego, CA.
February 2002. Abacus and other adaptations for mathematics calculation for blind learners.
       Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at San Francisco State University. San
       Francisco, CA.

April 2001. With Sheila Amato. Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Braille: The Impact of Teacher
       Preparation in the 90s. Presented at the annual conference of the California Transcribers
       and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. Burlingame, CA.
Selected Presentations (continued)

November 2000. Lessons Learned From the History of Braille, or Why We Tied Up the Cat.
     Paper presented to the semi-annual meeting of the National Federation of the Blind of
     California, Foster City, CA.

July 2000. With Sharon Sacks and Stephen Goodman. Moving to the future, a collaborative
       journey: The changing role of the California School for the Blind. Presented at AER
       International Conference, Denver, CO.

March 2000. A national plan to train personnel to serve students who are blind or have low
      vision. Education workgroup facilitated at the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute.
      Dallas, TX.

November 1999. With Sally Mangold. From Homer to the Next Millennium: A history of braille
     literacy and liberation. Presented at the Fourth Biennial Getting in Touch with Literacy
     Conference. San Francisco, CA.

November 1999. With Bob Brasher, Cay Holbrook, Sally Mangold, Karen Nagel, Eleanor
       Pester, David Ross, Randi Rusten, Anna Swenson. How do we “grade” what’s best in
       braille instruction? Panel discussion at the Fourth Biennial Getting in Touch with
Literacy
       Conference. San Francisco, CA.

July 1999. The evolving role of schools for the blind. Presented at national convention of the
       American Council of the Blind. Los Angeles, CA.

April 1999. With D. McNear & C. McNerney. Low incidence personnel preparation: Using
       scenario-based planning. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual
       Convention. Charlotte, NC.

March 1999. A short history of tactile reading and writing: Remembering why we tied up the
      cat. Featured presentation at the First General Session at the annual meeting of the
      California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. Sacramento, CA.

March 1999. From Howe to Now to Wow! The evolution of the specialized school for blind
      learners. Presented at the annual meeting of the California Transcribers and Educators of
      the Visually Handicapped. Sacramento, CA.
March 1999. With S.A. Goodman, S. Sacks, K. Aldritch, F. Ryan. The California Coalition to
      Achieve the National Agenda: Progress report. Presented at the annual meeting of the
      California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. San Francisco, CA.

March 1999. Abacus and other adaptations for mathematics calculation for blind learners.
       Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at San Francisco State University. San
       Francisco, CA.
Selected Presentations (continued)

March 1999. A national plan to train personnel to serve students who are blind or have low
      vision. Education workgroup facilitated at the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute.
      Washington DC.

March 1998. With S.A. Goodman, S. Sacks, K. Aldritch, F. Ryan. The California Coalition to
      Achieve the National Agenda: Progress report. Presented at the annual meeting of the
      California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. San Francisco, CA.

March 1998. Abacus and other adaptations for mathematics calculation for blind learners.
      Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at San Francisco State University. San
      Francisco, CA.

September 1997. With S. A. Goodman, L. Barclay, S Bonito. A dream in progress: Fostering a
      statewide commitment to literacy for children who are blind. Roundtable discussion.
      Third Biennial Conference Getting in Touch with Literacy, Minneapolis, MN.

May 1997. Math and science adaptations: Nemeth Code and beyond. Keynote speaker and
      workshop leader. Staff development sponsored by Massachusetts Vision Resources
      Library and the Carroll Center for the Blind at Optelec Headquarters, Westford, MA.

April 1997. With S. A. Goodman, S. Sacks, K. Aldritch, F. Ryan, P. Hatlen. The California
       Coalition to Achieve the National Agenda: A status report. Presented at the annual
        meeting of the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped. San
       Francisco, CA.

April 1997. With C. Okamoto, P. Hatlen, J. Vogel, J. Hazekamp. Changes in programs and
       services to students with visual impairments and innovative partnerships: Re-creating the
       continuum. Presented at the annual meeting of the California Transcribers and Educators
       of the Visually Handicapped. San Francisco, CA.

April 1997. Celebrate the use of braille. Presented to the Braille Revival League at their semi-
       annual meeting. Sacramento, CA.

March 1997. Building partnerships between special schools and public school districts.
      Presented at the Fresno City Schools Staff Development Day. Fresno, CA.
January 1997. The future of the California School for the Blind: Issues and visions as they relate
       to national trends. Presented to the Blind Advisory Committee of the California
       Department of Rehabilitation. Oakland, CA.

December 1996. The history of the education of blind children: Who are we as a field?
       Presented as guest lecture to graduate students at San Francisco State University. San
       Francisco, CA.
Selected Presentations (continued)

November 1996. The future of the California School for the Blind: Issues and visions as they
     relate to national trends. Presented at the annual convention of the California Council of
     the Blind. San Diego, CA.

November 1996. Building partnerships between special schools and public school districts.
     Presented at the San Diego City Schools Staff Development Day. San Diego, CA.

October 1996. Building partnerships between parents and professionals. Presented at the Fall
      meeting of the California Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired. Sacramento,
      CA.

September 1996. The future of the California School for the Blind: Issues and visions as they
      relate to national trends. Presented at the quarterly meeting of California's Low Incidence
      Disability Advisory Committee. Palo Alto, CA.

September 1996. With K. Aldritch, S. Goodman, F. Ryan, & S. Sacks. The California plan to
      achieve the goals of the National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with
      Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities. Panel discussion
      sponsored by the Northern California AER chapter and the California School for the
      Blind. Fremont, CA

April 1996. With I. Fishman. Developing functional communication systems for adolescents
       with visual impairments and challenging behaviors. Paper presented at the Council for
       Exceptional Children Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

March 1996. Building collaborative teams for students with visual impairments and severe
      disabilities. Keynote address, staff development day. Lavelle School for the Blind, Bronx,
       NY.

March 1996. With J. Erin. Fostering the development of leadership within our field. Workshop
      facilitated for the Education Work Group at the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute,
      Washington, DC.

November 1995. Legislative update: What’s new in Washington. Report of legislative committee
     activities in relation to Federal Manpower Training Programs legislation presented at the
       semi-annual meeting of the New Jersey Association for Education and Rehabilitation of
       the Blind and Visually Impaired. Princeton, NJ.

April 1995. The reauthorization of IDEA: Implications for services to children with visual
       impairments. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual
       Convention. Indianapolis, IN.


Selected Presentations (continued)

January 1995. Braille literacy: Issues for teachers. Guest lecture to graduate students in
       education and rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Philadelphia, PA.

November 1994. Parent/professional collaboration in transition advocacy. Paper presented at the
     semi-annual meeting of the New Jersey Association for Education and Rehabilitation of
     the Blind and Visually Impaired. Princeton, NJ.

July 1994. With M. Pardee. Braille literacy: The teachers' voices. Paper presented at the Biennial

       International Conference of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind
       and Visually Impaired. Dallas, TX.

April 1994. AFB Braille Literacy - Mentors in Training Workshop. American Foundation for the
       Blind. Philadelphia, PA.

November 1993. Braille literacy: Pre-service training and teacher attitudes - Report of a national
     study. Paper presented at the national conference Getting in Touch with Literacy. Little
     Rock, AR.

July 1993. The educational relevance of drawings by and for individuals who are blind. Paper
       presented at symposia sponsored by Art Education for the Blind at the Metropolitan
       Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY.

April 1993. With P. Benson. Parent/professional collaboration in transition advocacy. Paper
       presented at the annual conference of the Northeast Rehabilitation Association. Atlantic
       City, NJ.

April 1993. Braille literacy: Pre-service training and teacher attitudes. Report of a national study.

       Paper presented at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children. San
       Antonio, TX.

March 1993. With Silberman, R., & Clamen, R. Educating ourselves about the blind. Panel
      discussion on "TeLIcare Tonight," produced by the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY.
May 1992. Braille literacy and teachers' perceptions: Report of a national study. Keynote
      address at the semi-annual meeting of the New Jersey Association for Education and
      Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Princeton, NJ.

March 1992. Tactile aesthetics and the "logic of touch." Keynote address at the annual meeting
      of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. Queens Museum of Art, NY.

January 1992. Special education administration: What they don't teach you in graduate school.
       Address to special education administration interns at Teachers College, Columbia
       University. New York, NY.
Selected Presentations (continued)

October 1991. Report to Congress: How residential schools for blind and visually impaired
      learners allocate federal funds. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council of
      Schools for the Blind. Louisville, KY.




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