Marcia Young Biography

President FYI-CSI Marcia Young

Marcia Young Bio Marcia Young is a consultant, educator, and trainer. She holds an Administrative certificate from Loyola University, Chicago as well as a master’s degree in special education from Northeastern Illinois University.

Marcia has served as a Director of Special Education/Student Services for Clawson School District in Michigan. She oversaw all activities for students with special education learning needs. At the time she worked with Clawson, she supervised a county-wide program for students with severe autism. She secured a grant from the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, a multi-university program. As a result, the district served as a model site to assist children with ASD by promoting evidence-based practices for early identification, intervention, and education that produce optimal child and family outcomes. Prior to Clawson, she worked as a Special Education Supervisor for Waterford School District in Michigan. Here, she designed and implemented their district programs for students with autism as well as supervising low incidence programs in inclusive settings all secondary special education programs.

Marcia has been the recipient of several awards for her work in Special Education which include the following: Greg Gwisdalla Award – issued by Special Education Administrators of Oakland County presented to an individual who has made signific contributions on behalf of special education with commitment to quality service, integrity, diverse involvement in the County and in the State of Michigan.

Excellence in Education Nominee – issued by the Oakland Press and Oakland Schools for excellence in education for the PEER LINK Program, a program that links students in ASD Programs with their peers. SESOM Beacon Award – issued by Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education Supervisors for work done in the field of Special Education to support students.

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