Autism Delaware presented the Daniel and Lois Gray Memorial Scholarship to five UD students, recognizing their efforts supporting the autism community. Congratulations to: Veronica M. D’Amico, Thea E. Byrne, Ashley E. Green, Nicole M. Jones and Elizabeth M. McCabe.
Veronica M. D’Amico is majoring in elementary teacher education and minoring in special education with a concentration in middle school math. D’Amico said she hopes to graduate in 2014 and is currently working toward a master’s degree in education, exceptional children and youth (specifically autism and severe disabilities). After graduating, D’Amico plans to teach in an autism-specific early intervention program in Delaware similar to the Sussex Consortium Delaware Autism Program where she’s working this summer.
Elizabeth M. McCabe is majoring in elementary teacher education with a concentration in special education and a minor in disabilities studies. She plans to graduate in 2014 and work toward a master’s degree in education. Her goal is to teach children with autism in an early intervention program. In addition to being an international student volunteer in the Dominican Republic, McCabe has also volunteered as a coach-mentor at UD’s Center for Disabilities Studies, as a tutor at the Early Learning Center and at the Activities for Adapted Movements and Skills Program.
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