NJCASE presents Lifetime Professional Achievement Award to Dr. Mary Farrell

Honored for her contributions to shaping special education in New Jersey.

Red Bank, NJ, October 18, 2013:  NJCASE presented Mary Farrell with its Lifetime Professional achievement Award in recognition of her leadership in higher education student support services and her significant body of work in the area dyslexia studies. 

Farrell (photographed at right) was presented with her award at the NJCASE 2013 Conference with over 100 individuals in attendance. James McLaughlin, president of NJCASE (photographed at left), cited Farrell for founding the Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities at Fairleigh Dickinson University, now in its 20th year. Farrell was further praised for her work as the director of the Center for Dyslexia Studies, training teachers throughout the state in effective instructional methods for students most at risk in the area of literacy. Farrell’s work was praised a forerunner of the recent legislation for dyslexia awareness and training in New Jersey.   

NJCASE is proud to highlight Farrell as one of two inaugural recipients of this award, which will be presented annually to those who lead the way in providing effective services for students with disabilities in the State of New Jersey.

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