Deborah Puglia

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deborah puglia

Deborah Puglia is a University Assistant for the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She joined the Center team after retiring from a thirty-six-year career as a Special Education teacher and administrator in the Connecticut Public School System.  Throughout her career, Deborah was active in the Connecticut State Department of Education’s BEST and TEAM initiatives as a mentor trainer, assessor, portfolio scorer, and module scorer.  She has developed and facilitated many professional development trainings for educators, parents, paraprofessionals, and community organizations.  Ms. Puglia holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special Education and a Sixth Year Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership.  As a member of the CEASD team, she supports the Center’s divisions of Training, Research, and Direct Services.