Barbara Obst

Presentation topic: Preparing for Puberty. What every educator needs to understand to be supportive to their students with Down syndrome.


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Barbara Obst, R.N. M.S. is the Coordinator of the Specialized Health Care Interagency Collaboration Program (SHNIC) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore Maryland for over 17 years. She has over 42 years of experience working with children and adults with specialized health needs in various settings. She is a graduate of Russell Sage College with a BS in Nursing 1974, and Johns Hopkins University, Masters of Science in Education in 1993. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She has presented on various topics for school nurses, educators and parents at state and national conferences.