Resolution J1181-2013

Honoring Dr. Susan V. DeLuke upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Leadership Award by the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Susan V. DeLuke upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the Leadership Award by the Autism Soci-
ety of the Greater Capital Region, New York

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Susan V. DeLuke has given not only of her time and  ener-
gies  but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and conse-
quently has been designated for special recognition; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.  Susan  V.
DeLuke  upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Leader-
ship Award by the Autism Society of  the  Greater  Capital  Region,  New
York,  to  be  celebrated at its 11th Annual Unlocking the Possibilities
Gala on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Glen Sanders  Mansion,  Scotia,
New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, New York,
serves people living with autism in the  Greater  Capital  District  and
their  families;  through  advocacy,  public  awareness,  education  and
compassionate support, it promotes lifelong access and opportunities for
people on the autism spectrum and their families so they  can  be  fully
participating, included members of their communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr. Susan DeLuke is Associate Professor of Special Education
at The College of Saint Rose in Albany,  New  York,  where  she  teaches
courses in autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, partnerships with
families  and positive behavior supports at the graduate and undergradu-
ate levels; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Susan DeLuke is receiving the Leadership Award due to her
unwavering dedication and passion to the autism  community,  serving  on
the  Board  of  Directors  of  the Autism Society of the Greater Capital
Region for six years, creating and coordinating innovative  programs  at
The  College of Saint Rose, and encouraging students to become educators
in the field of special education; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Susan DeLuke began her  career  as  a  special  education
teacher  in  the  late  1970s,  working  with  children  with autism and
emotional and behavioral disorders; she earned a  doctorate  in  special
education  from  Syracuse  University in 1992, and joined The College of
Saint Rose faculty that same year; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Susan DeLuke started the Social Intervention Programs for
children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders at  The  College
of  Saint  Rose  in  2003  due to the absence of available resources for
families and children at that time, particularly in the social-emotional
area; and
  WHEREAS, Currently these consist of  four  separate  initiatives:  the
Friday  Knights  Recreation and Family Support Program, which provides a
variety of social and leisure opportunities to approximately  235  chil-
dren  each semester through the volunteer efforts of over 200 College of
Saint Rose students; the Social Skills and Understanding  Groups,  which
provide more focused social education; the student-initiated Fishes Swim
Program,  which  provides  children individual swimming instruction; and
the Summer Days Program, an end of summer  one-week  camp  program  that
focuses on social development and recreation; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Dr. Susan DeLuke has stood  constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and

  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit  of  others  which Dr. Susan DeLuke has displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Susan V. DeLuke upon the occasion of her designation as recip-
ient of the Leadership Award by the Autism Society of the Greater  Capi-
tal Region, New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Susan V. DeLuke.

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