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THE DYNAMIC FUNDS CAREGIVER OF INSPIRATION AWARD CEREMONY – GIANT STEPS & EMSB COLLABORATION

MONTREAL, MAY 21, 2013 – Inspirations Newspaper: a snapshot of our special needs community, is honouring the 2013 Dynamic Funds Caregiver of Inspiration – Patricia Sansone - at an award ceremony at Giant Steps School (5460 Connaught Avenue) in NDG, on Wednesday, May 22 (2 p.m.).

Sponsored by the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), Inspirations provides uplifting success stories and timely advice in the area of special needs. The newspaper is produced in collaboration with other English public school boards, private schools, special needs associations, CEGEPs and universities across Montreal, Laval and the South Shore.

The Dynamic Funds Caregiver of Inspiration award honours outstanding caregivers for their work with children with special needs. It presents an opportunity to share a fresh perspective with peers, professionals, parents of children with special needs and the public.

Sansone worked as an Inclusion Coordinator at Giant Steps School for 11 years and is currently a Special Education Consultant at the English Montreal School Board. She is a tremendous advocate for students with autism. While at Giant Steps, she fought diligently to have them included into mainstream schools.

Sansone is known and respected by her colleagues for her knowledge, cutting edge ideas, and passion for the students’ success. “Patricia believes in the potential of all children regardless of the severity of their difficulties,” says Dr. Jocelyne Lecompte, Director General of Giant Steps School.

In attendance will be Dr. Joceylne Lecompte, Director General of Giant Steps School; Nick Katalifos, Chairman of Giant Steps School; Lew Lewis, Director of Student Services, EMSB; Julie René de Cotret, Assistant Director of Student Services, EMSB; Roma Medwid, Deputy Director General, EMSB.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca