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Abby Hardy


Abby received her bachelor’s and master’s of special education from Vanderbilt University in 2010 and 2012. Following graduation, she spent 8 years teaching a self-contained primary grades class for students with moderate to significant support needs in an urban school district just outside of Seattle. Most recently, she worked in early intervention providing special education services for children from birth to three years old. Abby’s interests include early childhood special education, students with significant support needs, and the sources and impacts of trauma on children with disabilities. 


CI 422: Families, Communities, Schools (CI 422) Principles and practices of building partnerships and collaboration among families, community agencies, and schools in a diverse society for early childhood professionals; covers strategies for building understanding, trust, and effective communication with all children and their families including those who have special needs, have cultural and linguistic differences, come from non-traditional family configurations, and who face poverty, health problems, and/or family dysfunction.

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