Ms. Courtney Rose Dykeman-Bermingham joined NESCA in 2016, and will be providing Transition Assessments and Assistive Technology tutorials and seminars for families, individuals, school special education staff and community professionals.
Devoted to her work as a social justice educator with a focus on disability, access and inclusion, Courtney Rose is invested in students reaching their potential. She has spent the past three years mentoring college freshman through their transition to college and guiding them through those new challenges. She also specifically addressed the additional challenges for students with disabilities. Through that role, she supported students in small groups and one-on-one. Additionally she designed and facilitated weekly stress-relief sessions while promoting resilience and coaching in self-advocacy.
Courtney Rose taught vocational and life skills classes at Berkshire Hills Music Academy’s LIVE (Long-term Independent Vocational Experience), a program for young adults with various intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In addition to presenting seminars on Assistive Technology at NESCA, she also presents at the Boston Public School’s Technology Expo for Diverse Learners, Mass SEPAC groups, and Mount Holyoke College for professionals, students and family members. These tutorials may also be used to explore various technologies and identify the best option for individuals.
Courtney Rose received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College and plans to pursue her Master’s degree in Assistive Technology.