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Schrems makes presentation at Exceptional Children conference

Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Tracy W. Schrems, assistant professor of adolescence education, delivered a presentation titled "Cody Schrems: Raising a Young Man with Significant Challenges — An Ongoing Recollection of Significant Moments in Collaboration" at the 2019 New York State Council for Exceptional Children conference, held Oct. 18-19 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York.

Schrems is mom to 23-year-old Cody Schrems, who has significant challenges and disabilities. In her presentation she discussed the different transitions and collaborations she's encountered raising and living with Cody: How a special needs parent collaborates with the medical community as well as the school district and his/her work environment, and how those communities all have a lot to do with the success and longevity of a special needs child.

"Cody is 14 years past his prognosis," said Schrems. "Much of that has to do with my Bonaventure family and community, and the support Cody, my husband, and I receive from everyone here. I’m blessed."