Edward Feinberg, Ph.D., is a veteran program administrator, psychologist, writer, and trainer on a variety of issues related to Parts C and B of IDEA. He is now retired; he previously served as the Program Manager of the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program. In this capacity he oversaw all aspects of a comprehensive early intervention system which serves more than 600 children and families annually. He supervised a multi-agency staff of 50 professionals from the disciplines of special education, speech and language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, audiology, nursing, developmental pediatrics, and nutrition. A founding member of the State Interagency Coordinating Council, he has received numerous state awards for the creation of a highly coordinated system of services. In 1996 his work was acknowledged by the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council.
Dr. Feinberg has also been a leader in the development of services for children with special health care needs. He was the founding Board President of the Coordinating Center for Home and Community Care, the entity which has overseen Maryland's Katie Beckett waiver for 15 years and which established mechanisms for case management for children who are technology-dependent and reside in community settings. Dr. Feinberg has published more than a dozen articles on ethics, strategic planning, and conflict resolution in peer-reviewed journals. He and Jonathan Beyer have developed expertise in the mediation of conflicts between school systems and families under IDEA. They have provided training throughout the country and have contributed to the emerging literature on this topic.
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