Dr. Washington participates in White House Initiative

Dr. Julie Washington (third from right-to-left) participated in the 2017 Student Disability Summit in Washington, D.C. In celebration of the anniversary for the American with Disabilities Act, this summit engaged discussion around the support of academic success  and professional development of African American  youth with disabilities.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans is an extension of the U.S. Department of Education. It was created to strengthen ties in the nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans. This initiative works to highlight and share effective national and local programs, policies and practices that support the development and success of African American students.

Dr. Washington is the Director or the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program and Associate Director of the Urban Child Study Center.

This image is courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.