Monday, July 10, 2017

UCF Earns District of Distinction Honors for U-PRISE Program

Leah Reider, Director of Special Education, and Shannon Brown, Supervisor of Special Education, presented on U-PRISE at the 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Annual Conference

Annually, "District Administration Magazine" (DA) seeks out and honors outstanding programs from districts around the world and this year UCF was named a "District of Distinction" for the U-PRISE program.

U-PRISE is a place for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with other parents and community resources, collaborate with administrators, ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about special education processes. 

The program was started this year, the brain child of Dr Leah Reider, Director of Special Education and Shannon Brown, Supervisor of Special Education.  

The mission of this group is to serve as a voice for students with disabilities and their families in order to promote positive outcomes for UCFSD students.

The goal of U-PRISE is to provide families of students with disabilities education, resources, and enhanced partnerships with the school district and the community.

Learn more about U-PRISE and how to get involved by going to the U-PRISE website.


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