Sept. 30, 2005
CUA Honored for Longtime Partnership with Kennedy Institute
The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute of Catholic Community Services recently honored The Catholic University of America for its longtime partnership with the institute.
John Convey, CUA provost and professor of education, and Michaela Farber, assistant professor of social work, accepted the
institute’s Community Partner Award at the agency’s Reunion Celebration held
Sept. 17 in
In her remarks at
the celebration, Rebecca Salon, institute director, explained that the partnership between the institute and
Founded in 1959, the
institute is the lead provider of early intervention, education, career
preparation and placement, community living, and family support for the
Archdiocese of Washington. The institute provides
services daily to more than 500 people with developmental disabilities at 32
community locations in the
In recent years, CUA’s Department of Education has partnered with the institute and other organizations on several initiatives designed to provide training and education for teachers who work with special-needs students. The initiatives include the ParaEd, ParaMet and Scaffold projects.
The ParaMet and ParaEd projects
Project Scaffold involved the establishment in 2001 of a new master’s program in education to help meet a critical need for certified special education teachers in D.C. and Archdiocese of Washington classrooms.
In addition, Farber,
of CUA’s National Catholic School of Social Service,
helped to lead the development of Project Tapestry, which provided early
intervention services at
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