Education Department

Student Spotlight


Meet Sean !

"Coming to the SOAR program was an easy decision for me because the tour that Mr. Kirby and Miss Lisa gave us was really great."

Click here to check out the brand new Reap College of Education and Human Development's Newsletter!  In it are highlights of the SOAR program as well as a student spotlight on a SOAR graduate, Rachel Boyer.   

Have you met Hannah Snyder, one of our SOAR volunteers? An undergraduate, duel majoring in early childhood and special education, Hannah mentions how she has "learned so much from the SOAR program...how to help those with autism, and how to interact with them in real life situations." She likes volunteering with the SOAR program because she likes to help others and has fun talking with the students and doing activities with them. When not studying or volunteering, Hannah enjoys DIY projects. We appreciate how Hannah's energy and enthusiasm, and that of other volunteers, enhances the experience of our SOAR students here on campus!

2016-02-11
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Save the date!

2016-02-10
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Did you know that today is National Pizza day? When asked about their favorite food, most of our SOAR students said, "Pizza!" No wonder--we just found out that WNEP reported that Scranton is the pizza capital of Pennsylvania, with the highest number of pizza restaurants per 10,000 people. There's actually 9.9 pizza restaurants for every 10,000, in fact! Where's your favorite place to get a pizza pie?

2016-02-09
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Sarah volunteered to wipe the chalkboard after break today! Everybody's been working hard, so they were rewarded with extra break time. It's also the 100th day of the school year! Students will celebrate by eating dessert in the Marywood cafeteria.

2016-02-08
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On Thursday, one of our SOAR students was extra brave and tried a gluten-free green tea cupcake after the Social Coaching Lesson. This man from Nova Scotia combined his food allergies with a love of baking into a trendy business opportunity. Do you think this man from Nova Scotia also bakes green tea cupcakes?

Recipe for success: N.S. man turns love of baking into business opportunity
A Nova Scotia man on the autism spectrum has turned his love for baking into a business opportunity.

2016-02-08
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Best girlfriends!

2016-02-07
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