Special Initiatives

Neumann's teacher education program, in collaboration with Elwyn Services' Division of Education, and Wallingford-Swarthmore School District has formed a unique partnership: The NEW-S Project. The NEW-S Project (Neumann, Elwyn, Wallingford-Swarthmore) will foster opportunities for students who attend Swarthmore-Rutledge Elementary school and The Kids' Place Kindergarten and who have Autism Spectrum Disorders to receive instruction and related services programming in classrooms with typically developing peers. Neumann University students will receive training in this specialized area and complete field experience and/or student teaching experiences in inclusive classrooms.

All members of the Swarthmore-Rutledge School and The Kids' Place community (students, family, staff) along with Neumann University students, will be involved in this exciting, data-driven, cutting edge project. On-site specialists from Elwyn and Neumann University will provide intensive training and support in a program designed to improve the quality of education for all SRS, The Kids' Place, and Neumann University students, while including SRS and The Kids' Place parents in this partnership.

Neumann University's teacher education program is very proud and excited to be part of this unique endeavor that is highly supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.



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