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C.W. Post Education Professor Kathleen Feeley to be Honored by Town of Oyster Bay

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
516-299-2334

Kathleen FeeleyBrookville, N.Y. – Dr. Kathleen Feeley, associate professor of education and director of the Center for Community Inclusion at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, has been selected by the Town of Oyster Bay as a “Woman of Distinction.” She will be honored at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Oyster Bay Town Hall.

Dr. Feeley is being recognized for her leadership as director of the Center for Community Inclusion (CCI) and the invaluable services that it provides to the community at large. CCI’s mission is to provide families, educators, early interventionists, employers, and the community at large with resources to support individuals with disabilities in schools, workplaces, residences, and places of leisure, enabling them to become active members of their communities and meeting their full potential in all aspects of life.

Dr. Feeley began her career in the New York City Board of Education. She received her Ph.D. in educational psychology/special education from the University of Minnesota and serves as senior editor for the journal "Down Syndrome Research and Practice" and a member of the international research group, Research Action for People with Down Syndrome (RAPID), sponsored by Down Syndrome Educational International. She has contributed to several publications, including the forthcoming book, "Implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for Individuals with Severe Disabilities."

Dr. Feeley has been awarded grants for the Center for Community Inclusion from Autism Speaks and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Her research has also been funded through C.W. Post grants.

Posted 03/21/2011

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