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Diversity and Inclusion

The Big Shift: Special Education and Mental Health in 2021

May 25, 2021 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

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What does the transition into the post pandemic world look like for families, teachers and individuals with disabilities in work and school? For Mental Health Awareness Month, this panel discussion will address the concerns, support and resources needed as people re-think this next phase of the pandemic.

Welcome by Senator Rachel May, NY State Senate 53rd District


  • Adrian Bayardi, Consultant for Remote Learning, The Jowonio School
  • Melissa Luke, Associate Dean for Research and Dean’s Professor, Counseling and Human Services
  • Samantha Pierce, Founder, Sanchia A. Callendar, Inc.
  • Mark Warner, Teaching Assistant, Syracuse City School District
  • Monique Wright-Williams, Chief of Staff, Syracuse City School District
  • Amy Zogby, Professional Development Specialist, School-Age Family and Community Engagement Center at Syracuse University

Moderated by:

  • Christine Ashby, Director, Center on Disability and Inclusion
  • Nodesia Hernandez, Public Affairs Director, Senator Rachel May

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This event was first published on May 4, 2021 and last updated on May 14, 2021.

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