2016 Graduate Updates


Picture of Bohdi with Governor's proclamation

Déodonné Bhattarai

Winter 2016:

Following our son's diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), we worked with the Governor's office to have August declared SMA Awareness Month in NH.  Governor Hassan is only one of a handful of Governors to issue this type of proclamation for SMA and we are so thankful her support of the community.  Pictured to the right, is 16-month-old Bodhi with his official copy of the Governor's proclamation.


Elizabeth Harding

Elizabeth Harding

Winter 2016:

I work part time, have my own pyrography shop on the Etsy website (Bswoodburnings) and the Special Ed director at my kids school asked if I'd meet with other inclusion parents and help them with the stuff they are struggling with and share my knowledge and what I'm learning from Leadership.


Kim Kamieniecki

Kim Kamieniecki

Winter 2016:

I am working on my human service degree.  I've attended my first ABLE meeting, it happened to be the 25th anniversary celebration of ADA. I plan on becoming a member in the near future, and getting more involved.  I'll be attending the first meeting to begin to develop a parent support/liaison group in our district.  I am also beginning a new part time job at Crotched Mountain Ski area.


Ashleigh Lowe

Ashleigh Lowe

Winter 2016:

  • I'm still actively volunteering with Autism Speaks
  • I was one of  WZID's 20 outstanding women in NH for 2015


Heather Needleman

Heather Needleman

Winter 2016:

I am still doing volunteer advocacy work for autism speaks. I am a Girl Scout leader for a cadet troop  which is working on a community service project. I am also working at several craft fairs in the month of December. I was at Somersworth High School on December 6th and Auburn Village School on December 12th.


Maureen Shields

Maureen Sheilds

Winter 2016:

I have been nominated to serve on Special Education State Advisory Committee (SAC).  I am still an active Volunteer Advocate for PIC, I graduated from from the class in 2009.  I am also a certified Educational Surrogate Parent (2014).


Cyndi Turkington

Maureen Sheilds

Winter 2016:

 

I am working as a para-educator at Ellis School, in Fremont.  I have worked there since 2012 and enjoy working with all elementary kids (preschool through 4th grade).  I am a Boy Scout Leader with my son's troop.