Ed.D., Washington State University (2009)
Post Graduate, : Kerala University, India (2005)
MA Public administration, Kerala University, India (2004)
I started my career in special education by working with children with disabilities in a special school. After completing a Masters degree in Public Administration, I served as an administrator and teacher for a special school for children with disabilities. After three years of working with children with special needs, I pursued my doctoral degree in special education at Washington State University, where my philosophy of educating children with disabilities changed from emphasizing the segregation of these children for special attention to including them as far as possible in a regular school setting. I strongly believe that no child should be segregated on the basis of his or her disability. It is the mindset of normal people which tells us whether or not to segregate or include an individual. While it takes a lot of effort and often great expense, inclusion of all children with disabilities in a school setting together with typically developing children is crucial for their future success as adults and citizens.
My purpose as a Professor of Special Education is to be a strong advocate for inclusion.
If we were to follow the opposite path, to continue segregating children with disabilities from attending a regular classroom due to his or her disability, we would be building communities that are not inclusive. Educational institutions should serve as strong pillars of every community. We should instill the ideal of inclusion in every child from the earliest age. In this way teachers will build strong, inclusive communities instead of walls of separation. Let's remember that:
Many of the things we need can wait. But the child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made and his sense being developed. To him, we cannot answer, Tomorrow. His name is (Iyer cited in Siddiqui, 2007, p.163).
Foundations, Families,Cultures And Learning
Introduction To Special Education
Methods Of Instruction
The Child With Special Needs
International Issues, Laws & Policies in Special Education
Family and Culture
Transition Issues and children with disabilities
Working with children with severe disabilities
Antony, P. J. & Shore, S. M. (2015). College for students with disabilities: We do belong. Philadelphia,, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers..
Pavan John Antony (2013). Segregation hurts: Voices of Youth with Disabilities and Their Families in India. Sense.
Pavan John Antony and Xyanthe Nicole Neider (2016). Multicultural Issues. In Anne M Mungai and Devin Thornburg (Eds.). SCHOOL REFORM IN HIGH NEED SCHOOLS: TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION. Sense.
Antony, P.J. (2017).Education in Special Schools: A forced choice and a privilege. Case Studies from South India. Current Studies in Comparative Education, Science and Technology, 4(1), 10-32. ISSN 2465-7050 (print)
Antony, P.J. (2015), 51 Reasons Why individuals with disabilities should be encouraged to consider college after high school? LISSAH Journal, 1(2), 55-62.
Antony, P.J. (2013), Medical Professionals and families of children with disabilities: India Practical Tips for Collaboration. A Multi Disciplinary Journal on Holistic health, 1, 13 - 20.
Antony (2013), Special Education System in India History, Current Status and Future. Journal of International Special Needs Education. (CEC), 16(1), 5-16.
Antony, P.J (2012), How to build inclusive communities: Indian context. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Research, 4, 1-18.
Antony, P. J. (2012), Understanding the History, Current Status & Future of Special Education in the United States. Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, 26(2), 251-265.
Antony (2011), Understanding Families from India Residing in the United States: Implications for Culturally Responsive Services. Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learner CEC.
Antony (2011), Educating the Policymakers: The need for implementing inclusion. International Community International Issues Committee Newsletter.
Antony, P.J. (2018) Voices of future teachers observing in Culturally Diverse Classrooms. 2018 Northeast Regional Conference of the Comparative International Education Society. Albany, New York.
Antony, P. J. (2018). Social experiences of people with disabilities: Life after high school. In 62nd Annual Comparitive and International Education Society Conference. Mexico City, Mexico. Antony, P. J. & Vaughn-Shavuo, F. (2018).Strengthening teacher preparatory programs by placing students in culturally diverse classrooms. In 62nd Annual Comparitive and International Education Society Conference. Mexico City, Mexico.
Antony, P. J., Mungai, A., & Gonzalez, M. (2018). Voices of Culturally Diverse Scholars in Higher Education: Highlighted session. In 62nd Annual Comparitive and International Education Society Conference. Mexico City, Mexico.
Antony, P. J. (2018). Cultural immersion and student learning through study abroad programs. Spokane, Washington.
Antony, P.J & Vaughn-Shavuo, F. (2017). Tracking attitudinal changes in suppport of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality of education. 2017 Institute of the Center for Education Diplomacy: Building bridges for Children's education. Washington, D.C.
Mungai, A.M. &Antony, P.J (2017). Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion Discussions in the Classroom. Teaching and Learning Conference: Small shifts big Impact. Garden City, NY.
Antony, P. J. (2017). Making Higher Education Accessible for all Learners: Experiences of students with Cerebral Palsy. In 61st Annual Meeting of the Comparative International Education Society. Atlanta, Georgia.
Antony, P.J & Mathew, S (2016). College Education for Students with Disabilities: India and the United States. In Comparitive International Education Society. Vancouver, Canada, Canada.
Rubin, S., & Antony, P. J. (2016). International Technology Use for Individuals with Disabilities and International Inclusive Learning Technology Issues. (Round Table). In Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Savannah, GA.
Antony, P. J. & Kwan, G (2015). Listening to the College Experiences of Youth from Culturally Diverse Background. In TASH. Portland, OR.
Antony, P.J & Cueva, C. (2015). Parents as Advocates and Leaders: Learning from Parents’ Expertise. In The Second Annual Symposium: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Preschool Learners with Special Needs. Garden City, NY.
Antony, P.J. (2015). Internationalizing traditional teacher preparatory programs through study abroad Programs: Special education in India. In Second Annual International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning. Ohio, Columbus, OH.
Antony, P. J. & Kwan, G. (2014). Pathway to Employment: Helping ELL Youth with disabilities for Employment. In 2014, December TASH Conference. Washington D.C..
Antony, P. J. (2014). Exploring the cultural beliefs and practices for teachers and students with disabilities. 13th Annual Partnerships in Health Conference: Campuses, Communities and Schools Working Together to Improve the Health of Youth. In 13th Annual Partnerships in Health Conference: Campuses, Communities and Schools Working Together to Improve the Health of Youth. NY.
Antony, P. J. & Cueva. C (2014). Parent Panel: Voices from Experience.k. In Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners with Special Needs and Their Families in Early Childhood Settings Symposium. NY.
Antony, P. J. & Cueva. C (2014). Collaborating with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families of Children with Special Needs. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners with Special Needs and Their Families in Early Childhood Settings. In Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners with Special Needs and Their Families in Early Childhood Settings Symposium. NY.
Antony, P. J. (2014). Medical Professionals and families of children with disabilities: India Practical Tips for Collaboration. In Comparative International Education Society : Revisioning Education for All. Toronto, Canada.
Antony, P.J. (2017, July). Higher Eduation for Persons with disabilities: crosscultural prespectives. In International seminar on Higher Education. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.
Antony, P.J (2016, July). Understanding the lives of children with disabilities and the need for inclusion. LISSAH college affiliated to Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala, India.
Antony, P.J (2016, July). Inclusion of children with disabilities and real challenges (Graduate student panel). Assumption College affiliated to Mahatma University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
Antony, P.J (2016, July). Disability, inclusion and transition into real world - International Perspective. Centre for Research and Education for Social Transformation (CREST), Calicut, Kerala, India.
Antony,P.J. (2015, August). Inclusive Education the Past Present and Future (graduate student forum). National Institute of Speech and Hearing, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Antony,P.J. (2015, August). Differentiated Instruction: Demystifying the Challenges in inclusive education (faculty panel). National Institute of Speech and Hearing, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Antony, P. J. (2015, March). Higher education in the United States: Accessibility and daily challenges for individuals with Cerebral Palsy,. Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche pour l’éduca, Paris, France.
Pavan John Antony (2012, December). Human Rights and Social Work Practice. Human Rights Day in India, Calicut, KA, India.
Pavan John Antony (2012, August). The significance of Cross-cultural Research and exchange program in Indo-American context. ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS OF INDIAN ORIGIN, INC., Elmwood Park, NJ.
Pavan John Antony (2012, January). Transition Issues and Children with disabilities. Mahatma Gandhi University, kottayam, kA, India.
Antony, P.J (6th November 2018) Successful Transition from High School to College:
A Focus on Students with Disabilities. Expert Panelist
Leah Nicholls (2016). The Skills System. The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (Committee member).
Secil Arac-Orhun (2016). Narrating the experience of chronic psychiatric difficulties: Adapting to Alterations of Narrative in the Context of Psychosis. The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (Committee member).
Mercy Joseph (2016). Faith-based Leaders caring for Older Adults in a Natural Disaster: A study of Hurricane Sandy. Molloy College, Nursing (External Committee member).
Yasanthi A. Soans (2012). Narratives of Mothering Across Place, Time, and Generation: Immigration and Motherhood for Two Generations of South Asian Women in the United States. The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (Committee member).
Avihavy sanders (2012). Siblings of People Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder: Positive Outcomes and Family Dynamics. The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (Committee member).
Ester Goldvarg (2011). Predictors of Revenge Motivation: An Exploration of Personality Variables, Relational Histories, and Situational Factors. The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (Committee member).
Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
Recipient of International Faculty Development Grant for participation in the CIEE seminar in France (2012 Summer)
Chair (2018- 2019): Underrepresented Racial, Ethnic, and Ability Groups Committee. In COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SOCIETY.
Interim Chair (2017-2018): Underrepresented Racial, Ethnic, and Ability Groups Committee. In COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SOCIETY.
Outreach officer (2016-2017): Underrepresented Racial, Ethnic, and Ability Groups Committee. In COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SOCIETY.
Editorial Review Board member (since 2010)International Journal of Inclusive Education.
Editorial Review Board member (since 2010) Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development.
Study Abroad Program C0-director to Paris (2015 Spring Break)
Interim Chair International chapter TASH) - an international organization for people with severe disabilities.
External evaluator and consultant for Open Doors for Multicultural Families (Seattle, WA)Community Parent Resource Center Grant.
Committee member for thesis:
a.2014:Melissa Felson (2014) Implementing Attachment-Based Relationship-Focused Interventions to Improve the Parent-Child Relationships and Therapeutic Outcomes of Children with ASD and their Caregivers. Honors College Thesis, Adelphi University. Chair: Peter Costello
b.2013: Madeline Dressner (2013) Perceptions of Resiliency with Elementary School Aged Children and Their Implications for Teaching and Curriculum. Honors College Thesis, Adelphi University. Chair: Devin Thornburg
Study Abroad Program (India) Leader(2012) - India Special education. An opportunity for students to travel to India and learn special education. (every other year) . next trip 2014 january.
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