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About Debra Hart

Debra Hart, educational coordinator at the Institute for Community Inclusion, has over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Debra has directed over 20 federal and state projects. Many of these projects have focused on assisting teachers in creating access to and participation and progress in general curricula and in creating better postsecondary education and employment outcomes for students with disabilities. Her most relevant recent experience includes training around universal design for learning and technology, media, and materials for school districts in Massachusetts; training and technical assistance on creating access to college for students with significant disabilities for college statewide; and work with the National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at the University of Hawaii. She has also directed several statewide systems change projects on the transition of youth with disabilities into adult life and the inclusion of students with significant disabilities in all aspects of school life (K-12).


Present Educational Coordinator, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston

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