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Amy Brown Named ASAH Region IV Paraprofessional of the Year
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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For the third year in a row, Archbishop Damiano School was happy to be highlighted through the ASAH 40th Annual Conference. This year, ADS’s own Amy Brown took home the honors for the school as she was awarded Paraprofessional of the Year for Region IV.

Amy Brown, who has been a 1-1 with ADS student, Chris, for some time now, quickly became committed to watching her student succeed, which became apparent to the ASAH members who interviewed her.

Since Chris is visually impaired, Amy took it upon herself to learn to read and write in Braille. Amy would practice in her spare time, so that she could adapt her student’s material into Braille, including workbooks. In addition, Amy has made many efforts to adapt as much for her student as possible, including the use of a keyboard and a talking calculator. She is also very involved in adapting activities for her student, such as physical education. She also works with the Commission for the Blind to facilitate any services Chris requires.

Archbishop Damiano School allows for staff to nominate their peers annually or the ASAH awards in the categories of Teacher of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year and Related Services Provider of the Year.

For her distinguished service in the field of special education, Amy was on hand at the conference in Atlantic City to accept plaque acknowledging her exceptional work.

This is the third year in a row that ADS has had regional representation at the ASAH awards, with teacher Joelle Rossi and ACC Coordinator Pat Morris taking home the honors in previous years.