ABOUT US

Dr. Eileen Luddy has extensive experience in the areas of education and positive behavioral supports, curriculum and instruction, team training and resource development. She is skilled at collaborating with related service agencies to support transition, family training and support as well as creative resource development to meet the unique needs of individual students.

Education
PH.D., Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
(Educational Leadership) 2002
M.Ed., University of Kansas (Special Education) 1980
B.S., University of Connecticut (Special Education) 1977
A.A., Mattatuck Community College (Liberal Arts) 1975
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, University of California, Irvine 1984
Graduate Courses in Special Education Administration (Connecticut) 1993

Certifications
Connecticut Special Education Administration, 1995
Connecticut Special Education (MR, ED, LD), 1978
Connecticut Elementary Education (K-8), 1983

California Community College, 1983
California Severely Handicapped, Multiple Subject, 1984
Kansas Special Education (Severely Handicapped), 1980

Summary of Published Papers:
Falvey, M.A., Grenot-Scheyer, M.A., Luddy, E.F., (1987). Developing and implementing community-referenced curriculum.  In D.J. Cohen, and A.M. Donnellan, Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Development Disorders.  Wiley Publishing, New York, New York.

Luddy, E.F., A quantitative assessment procedure for measuring standing and sitting behaviour (Master’s Thesis).  University of Kansas, 1980

Luddy, E.F., A case analysis of three middle-school boys who have Down syndrome and have been in regular education classes since preschool (Dissertation, Doctor of Philosophy). Andrews University, 2002.

Eileen Luddy, Ph.D., has over 40 years of experience in education and the development of integrated services for students who have significant disabilities.

For more than 30 years Dr. Luddy has provided educational consultation to students with disabilities, their families and the agencies who support them.  She has worked with hundreds of children who have complex learning needs, including children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, rare disorders, and children who have multiple disabilities or complex learning needs.

Dr. Luddy specializes in working with educational teams who support students with complex communication and learning profiles. Her expertise includes the development of inclusive educational resources in public schools, IEP development for children with complex learning needs, teacher training in inclusive practices, modifications and accommodations, systems change in public schools, positive behavioral supports, and multi-agency collaboration.

Dr. Luddy has been certified as an expert witness in federal court, has testified as an expert in several due process hearings, and has facilitated many settlement agreements subsequent to a resolution reached by families and public schools.

Dr. Luddy has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Andrews University, MI, a Master's degree from The University of Kansas and a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from The University of Connecticut. She lived in California and attended California State University in Irvine, and completed her PhD at Andrews University in Michigan in 2002.

She has presented at many local, regional and national conferences, and is currently involved in training and systems change projects in public schools in Connecticut and New York.