June Downing

Dr. June Downing is Professor Emerita of Special Education at California State University, Northridge. She was previously at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she did research and prepared teachers to work in the area of moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities.

She is a national leader in the field of special education that targets the needs of students with severe disabilities, especially with regard to inclusive education. She has published articles, chapters, monographs, and six books on students having severe and multiple disabilities.

She served for six years on the Executive Board of TASH, an international advocacy organization for individuals with severe disabilities and was a past president of the California Chapter of this organization—CalTASH as well as AZTASH. She has served as an associate editor of Research and Practices for Persons with Severe Disabilities and currently serves on several other professional editorial boards. She is currently serving as an educational consultant, traveling extensively to do presentations on various subjects.

June is also a co-author of Tactile Strategies for Children Who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities, published by AFB Press.

June’s Advice on Sensory Efficiency Skills for Deaf-Blind Children