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People with Disabilities Face Substainal Barriers When Voting

USA Today discovered that as many as 3.2 million Americans with disabilities are “sidelined” on Election Day despite 20 years of laws seeking to boost their access to the polls. The Government Accountability Office found after the 2008 election found that only 27% of polling places had no obstacles for disabled voters.  While that may [...]

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Conference Updates

O&O Conference 2013»

The O&O Conference will be held on Friday, May 3rd 2013..stay tuned for more information!

December 3, 2012 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities!»

                Over one billion people, or approximately 15% of the world’s population, live with some form of disability.  Persons with disabilities often face barrier to participation in all aspects of society.  Examples of these barriers can include those related to the physical environment, those resulting from legislation and [...]

2010 Mind and Body in Autism Conference»

On April 16th and 17th, 2010, Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities, in collaboration with the Leonard and Francis Blackman Lecture Series at Teachers College, will host their 4th annual Autism Conference. The Conference will feature guest speakers from diverse disciplines. Recent statistics indicates that 1 in 91 births in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder; the fastest growing developmental disability.

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Interesting Topics

Oman…Working to Make A Difference»

In April, 2012 Dr. Linda Hickson, Director of the Center for Opportunities & Outcomes for Persons with Disabilities was approached by Dr. Shariffa Al-Said about the possibility of TC submitting a brief proposal to assist the Ministry of Education in Oman in strengthening their special education school services and teacher preparation.  Dr. Shariffa had completed [...]

People with Disabilities Face Substainal Barriers When Voting»

USA Today discovered that as many as 3.2 million Americans with disabilities are “sidelined” on Election Day despite 20 years of laws seeking to boost their access to the polls. The Government Accountability Office found after the 2008 election found that only 27% of polling places had no obstacles for disabled voters.  While that may [...]

Striving for a Computer More Accessible to All»

While attending the American Society of Aging Conference in the Spring of 2012 in Washington DC with Ron Bruno, Executive Director of Morningside Retirement and Health Services (MRHS) , Dr. Christine Pawelski found the Telikin © Computer system booth in the Exhibit area. The Telikin © is a touch screen computer system that operates on [...]

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Project Updates

Oman…Working to Make A Difference»

In April, 2012 Dr. Linda Hickson, Director of the Center for Opportunities & Outcomes for Persons with Disabilities was approached by Dr. Shariffa Al-Said about the possibility of TC submitting a brief proposal to assist the Ministry of Education in Oman in strengthening their special education school services and teacher preparation.  Dr. Shariffa had completed [...]

Striving for a Computer More Accessible to All»

While attending the American Society of Aging Conference in the Spring of 2012 in Washington DC with Ron Bruno, Executive Director of Morningside Retirement and Health Services (MRHS) , Dr. Christine Pawelski found the Telikin © Computer system booth in the Exhibit area. The Telikin © is a touch screen computer system that operates on [...]

Morningside Gardens Camera Club Children’s Photo Shop – Spring 2009»

The Teacher’s College Student Council for Exceptional Children is in the process of getting the Morningside Gardens Camera Club under way! The group has purchased camera bags for each member to hold his or her supplies, and is getting official membership cards made. Next up for the summer is a photo safari in Morningside Heights for children with disabilities.

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Media/Book Reviews

Book Review: Carly’s Voice: Changing the World of Autism»

At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking.  Carly’s childhood consisted of constant appointments with doctors, trying numerous medications, and searching for the academic placement that would benefit her the most.  Carly struggled with controlling her impulses and containing her behavior. [...]

Parenthood – Spring 2012»

The CBS sitcom entitiled The Big Bang Theory has become a subject of discussion recently for anyone familiar with the characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome. The show centers around the lives of three physicists who are intellectually gifted by socially dysfunctional.

Sprout Film Festival – Spring 2009»

The 7th annual Sprout Film Festival will take place Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, 2009 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The festival features films and videos related to the field of developmental disabilities. Sprout aims to raise the profile of people with developmental disabilities, who often remain marginalized in the media, as subjects and performers.

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