Posted on June 20, 2016

McCann School of Business & Technology to Host Students with Special Needs Seminar

Dickson City, Pa. (June 20, 2016) – The McCann School of Business & Technology Dickson City campus, 2227 Scranton Carbondale Hwy. in Scranton, is hosting a Students with Special Needs Seminar on Tuesday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The seminar will help participants better meet the daily needs of children in an inclusive classroom and of a collaborative team, and the needs of families of children with special needs.

“We welcome all families with a special needs child, pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and members of the surrounding community to attend the seminar,” said Evan Miller, Campus Director for McCann School of Business & Technology. “Participants will leave the seminar with a strengthened understanding of students with special needs and how to effectively help each child progress towards living life independently.”

The speaker schedule is as follows:

8:30a.m. – 9:05a.m.
Asert PA Autism
Supporting young children with autism spectrum disorders in early childhood classrooms 

9:15a.m. – 9:50a.m.
Ruth Tarby, Learning Support Aide at NEIU 19
Supporting students with special needs in a special education classroom

10:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Cathy Taylor, General Education Teacher
Supporting young children with special needs and their families

10:40a.m. – 11:10a.m.
Dr. Christine Fryer, Chairman of Disabilities Department at Marywood
Supporting young children with emotional and behavioral disorders in early childhood classrooms

11:20a.m. – 11:50a.m.
Kelly Dickey, Director of Early Intervention at NEIU 19
Supporting young children with physical disabilities and multiple disabilities in early childhood classrooms

12:00p.m. – 12:30p.m.
Break for lunch

12:35p.m. – 1:10p.m.
Jon Konzelman, Director of The Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing in early childhood classrooms

1:15p.m. – 1:50p.m.
Tina O’Malley, Arc Human Resources
Supporting young children with intellectual disabilities in early childhood classrooms 

2:00p.m. – 2:35p.m.
Dr. Ed Heffron, Scranton Counseling CEO
Supporting students with ADHD in early childhood classrooms

2:45p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Doug Rand, Assistant Administrative Director at the Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Supporting students who are blind and students with visual impairments in early childhood classrooms

The event is free to students and presenters, $10/person for a half-day pass and $20/person for a full day pass. To pre-register, please call Ellen at 570-483-6605 or Michelle at 570-483-6044. Walk-ins are also welcome for $12/person for a half-day pass and $25/person for a full day pass.

Each attendee will receive a free lunch, a certificate of participation and a program folder including worksheets and surveys for each workshop.

Ticket sales and additional money raised during the seminar will support enrichment activities for McCann’s Early Childhood Education program.


About McCann
McCann School of Business & Technology provides career training in fields such as Healthcare, Business, Beauty & Wellness, Technology, Skilled Trades and Legal & Protective Services.  The mission of McCann is to prepare students for career-focused employment by delivering relevant career training. Please visit us online at for more information. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit our website at: