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New Institute Program—"Access Beyond the Stacks"—Featured in Local Newspaper

July 2014

A new Institute program called "Access Beyond the Stacks" was featured in the Daily Local News, a newspaper covering Chester County. The story details the delivery of and training on new equipment at the Chester County Library in Exton. The equipment is designed to assist library patrons with vision loss to read books, magazines, and other items with greater ease and independence.

Read about Access Beyond the Stacks in the Daily Local News


Institute on Disabilities Releases New Video - "Autism and First Responders: Seeing Beyond the Smoke"

July 2014

PHOTO: firefighters prepare to enter home20-minute video helps increase awareness and inform first responders and others who support people with autism.

Read about the project and access "Autism and First Responders"


WEBINAR: Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

June 2014

PHOTO: woman wearing headphonesThis free webinar will discuss personal preparedness strategies in preparing individuals who have a variety of needs for disasters and emergencies. Join Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology on September 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am (EST).

Register and learn more about this webinar


Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Awarded Exhibits and Public Interpretation Grant from Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

June 2014

PHOTO: A Fierce Kind of Love cast members Marcia Saunders and Erin McNulty.The Institute on Disabilities is awarded a grant for its play "A Fierce Kind of Love" from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Exhibits and Public Interpretation Grant - Full Story


Webinar: Exploring Assistive Technology (AT) for Autism

May 2014

A look at examples of assistive technology to help with the functional needs of those on the autism spectrum. Date/time: Thursday, May 29, 3:00 p.m. EST.

AT Webinar details


Institute on Disabilities Hosts Senator Bob Casey

April 2014

PHOTO: Senator Casey addresses the audienceU.S. Senator from Pennsylvania visited Temple to discuss the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act — "The ABLE Act."

Press Conference Details


Institute Making the Most of A.T. Devices

April 2014

PHOTO: Academy for Adult Learning (AAL) student views the demonstration of an Assistive Technology device.The Institute has been matching devices to Temple University students and providing training on how to use them.

More about the Assistive Technology Device Demonstrations


Webinar: Emergency Shelters, Assistive Technology and the ADA

April 2014

An overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency shelters. Date/time: May 28th 1:30-3:00pm EST.

Webinar details


Passing of a Visionary: Trina Losinno

April 2014

The Institute mourns the passing of Trina Losinno, who was dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Her passion and enthusiasm was evident during her interview for the Institute's Visionary Voices project. Her interview will be added to the Visionary Voices section of our website within the next several months. A tribute to Trina Losinno can be found on the SPIN website.


Co-Executive Director Travels to New Delhi for UNESCO Briefing Session

April 2014

PHOTO: Co-executive director Amy S. Goldman in New DelhiCo-executive director Amy S. Goldman participated in the G3ict Accessibility Week in New Delhi, India. Experts from around the world gathered to share information and ideas about a wide variety of communication issues that affect people with disabilities.

Read the story - more about G3ict


Co-Executive Director Presents Testimony Before the Health and Welfare Committee, PA House of Representatives

April 2014

PHOTO: Celia Feinstein testifies in HarrisburgCelia S. Feinstein testified on Pennsylvania's progress on implementing the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court "Olmstead" decision.

Read the story and access full testimony


WEBINAR: Emergency Shelters, Assistive Technology and the ADA

March 2014

PHOTO: woman wearing headphonesRegistration is now open for this overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency shelters. Join Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology on April 7th, 2014 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST)

Register and learn more about the upcoming webinar


The Institute on Television

March 2014

The Institute on Disabilities was recently featured on two news programs.

More about recent news coverage


Symposium: Disability and Change - March 26 at Temple University's Main Campus

March 2014

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability at Temple University, the symposium investigates disability and change, with speakers examining practical, philosophical, and historical issues that hinge on the idea of in-betweenness, fluidity, and movement between spaces, places, and ways of being.

Registration, schedule, and more information about the Disability and Change Symposium


Webinar March 4: Hearing Equipment

February 2014

Registration now open for a free webinar about Medical Assistance and hearing-related services, on Tuesday, March 4. The webinar is part of a free webinar series on durable medical equipment and Medicaid Managed Care.

More about the Hearing Equipment Webinar


Register now for Spring 2014 Mini Course Lectures

February 2014

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University hosts guest speakers and lecturers in order to present lectures and programs to students, parents, teachers and other professionals in the field of disabilities.

More about the Spring 2014 Mini Course Lectures.


Webinar March 11: Repairing Your Device

February 2014

Registration is now open for a free webinar about durable medical equipment maintenance and repair services covered by Medical Assistance managed care health plans, on Tuesday, March 11. The webinar is part of a free webinar series on durable medical equipment and Medicaid Managed Care.

More about the Repairing Your Device Webinar


Family Webinars + Free Consultants + Leadership Network = C2P2FL

February 2014

C2P2FL (Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking: Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Schools) offers webinars and access to free parent consultants with a focus on families of students who are homeschooled, educated in cyber charter schools, charter schools, private schools or parochial schools to offer leadership development training, guidance and technical assistance to help achieve true inclusion for children.

Register for the next C2P2 webinar


What is IM4Q? Why is IM4Q Important?

February 2014

The Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) project conducts interviews to learn about the overall quality of life for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.

More about IM4Q


Criminal Justice Program a Feature Story at Temple University

January 2014

The Institute's criminal justice program is featured on Temple Today, Temple University's daily online news source, on Friday, January 31.

Criminal Justice in Temple Today - Read the Story


Institute on Disabilities Receives William Penn Grant

January 2014

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University receives a grant for its play "A Fierce Kind of Love" from the William Penn Foundation.

William Penn Foundation Grant - Full Story


Institute Co-Executive Director Appointed to Committee for People with Communication Needs

December 2013

PHOTO: Amy Goldman

Amy S. Goldman has been appointed to the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Communication Disabilities.

National Joint Committee Appointment - Full Story


New Program: C2P2 Family Leadership for Inclusive Education in Non-Traditional Schools

November 2013

PHOTO: two young girls

This new program helps families ensure that their children are afforded a quality education in the least restrictive environment (LRE) in non-traditional educational settings.

More about C2P2 Family Leadership


TakeFIVE - New Institute Project

November 2013

PHOTO: parent holding child

A new project provides funding, training and support for faith-based and community organizations to develop or expand a volunteer respite program for families of children with special health care needs.

More about TakeFIVE


New at IOD - Inclusive Leadership in Action

November 2013

PHOTO: self-advocate leads a meeting

New program is designed to train community organizations to recruit and support individuals with disabilities to be contributing members of their decision-making boards.

More about Inclusive Leadership in Action


November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2013

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Read the Governor's proclamation and the Senate resolution


Additions to Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library

September 2013

New items have been added to hundreds already available from Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library (PA ATLL). The Lending Library seeks emails with a stories about how the PA ATLL helped you, a loved one, a co-worker or a friend.

More about additions to the Lending Library

Institute and Disability Rights Network Offer Free Webinar Series on Durable Medical Equipment and Medicaid Managed Care

August 2013

"Getting Durable Medical Equipment (DME) through Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Managed Care" will address the topic in four parts.

Durable Medical Equipment and Medicaid Webinar Series - Full Story

Institute on Disabilities Partners on Program to Bring iPads to Children with Disabilities

August 2013

The Institute on Disabilities and Variety are partners in an exciting new program designed to bring iPads to eligible families, funded by a grant from the Comcast Foundation.

iPads for Children - Full Story

Institute Celebrates ACES 2013 Program

August 2013

After a year of preparation and two weeks of hard work, participants, staff and friends and family were ready to celebrate.

ACES - Full Story

New Institute Program Gives First Demonstration

August 2013

The program funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation offers demonstrations of equipment designed to assist people who have limited movement due to a spinal cord injury to function independently in the home, office and community.

Environmental Access Program - Full Story

Dennis E. Haggerty, Esq. Dies at Age 85

July 2013

PHOTO: Mr. Haggerty spent the better portion of his life and career changing the world for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Dennis Haggerty - Full Story


The Institute on Disabilities Presents the Annual Fialkowski Family Disability Studies Award

July 2013

PHOTO: Mary Kay Cunningham with a visitorThe Scholarship is awarded to a Temple University graduate student who exemplifies the mission and vision of the Institute and who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of community inclusion, integration or disability rights.

Annual Award - Full Story


Institute on Disabilities Sponsors Annual Expo in Harrisburg

July 2013

PHOTO: Mary Kay Cunningham with a visitorInstitute staff members met with policy makers, their staff and other visitors to the capital to introduce the Institute's programs and projects.

Annual Expo - Full Story


Institute on Disabilities Unveils Commissioned Painting

July 2013

PHOTO: Jaither West and painting of Bill CosbyThe Institute unveiled a work by local artist Jaither West at the commencement celebration of the Institute's Academy for Adult Learning.

Painting Unveiled - Full Story


The Institute Welcomes Visitors from Dubai

July 2013

GRAPHIC: map of United Arab EmiratesThe Institute on Disabilities hosts visitors from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from the Community Development Authority.

Dubai Guests - Full Story


First Annual Graduate Student Poster Session

June 2013

PHOTO: Attendees at graduate poster session, Temple University.The Institute on Disabilities hosted its first annual Graduate Student Poster Session.

First Annual Poster Session - Full Story


Institute on Disabilities Marks 40 Years

May 2013

GRAPHIC: celebrating forty.More than 125 gathered to recognize the Institute's accomplishments and to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the mission of the Institute and have worked to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Celebrating Forty Years - Full Story


Mini Course Lecture Series on Long Term Support Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

March 2013

Allen I. Bergman will present "Long Term Support Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities," May 1-2 at two locations in Pennsylvania.

Full Story - Mini Course Series

Institute Announces New Partnership

March 2013

The Institute on Disabilities announces a partnership with the Institute for Schools and Society (ISS).

Full Story

Public Reading of "A Fierce Kind of Love" - a Play in Progress

February 2013

GRAPHIC: March 18, reserve your seat now.The Institute on Disabilities will host a reading of "A Fierce Kind of Love" on Monday, March 18, at the Christ Church Neighborhood House, in Philadelphia.

"A Fierce Kind of Love" - Full Story


Institute Partners with Disability Rights Network for Surveys

February 2013

The Institute on Disabilities in partnership with the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRNPA) has created two surveys to gather information about people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.

Full Story

Institute Staff Member Named Fellow of National Organization

February 2013

PHOTO: James LemanowiczInstitute assistant director James Lemanowicz will receive the designation of Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

Staff Member is Fellow of AAIDD - Full Story


Institute Calls for Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) Nominees

February 2013

GRAPHIC: silhouettes of a variety of peopleThe Institute CAC serves as a liaison between the Institute and the community, with the goal for the members to promote and share the Institute's mission and help achieve the its vision.

Read about the CAC and apply


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State Senator Kitchen Visits Institute for "Take Your Legislator to Work Day"

January 2013

Institute and FEMA Region III Host "Conversational Gathering"

January 2013

Institute Co-Executive Directors Release Statement on Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT

December 2012

'C2P2 EI' Holds Second Session in Bethlehem

December 2012

November is Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2012

Disability Studies Program Re-Launched

October 2012

Institute Completes Handbook for Teachers of Temple Courses

October 2012

Institute Co-Executive Director Named to AUCD Board of Directors

October 2012

Institute Project Coordinator Presents Lecture "Fabulously Disabled"

September 2012

Unique Gen-Ed Course Offered

September 2012

Institute on Disabilities Co-Executive Director Guests on Radio Discussion Show

September 2012

Device Demos for People with Vision Impairment

September 2012

Live Arts Festival Welcomes Groundbreaking Australian Theater

August 2012

Special Event Offers Hands-on Learning for Parents of Children with Developmental Delay

August 2012

Emergency Preparedness Topic of Institute's Upcoming Webinar

August 2012

Access to Communication Technology

July 2012

Institute Staff Member Named to Professional Organization Board

July 2012

3rd Annual Beyond Inclusion Summer Institute

July 2012

Disability Pride Philadelphia

June 2012

Institute Awarded Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

May 2012

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Launches Website for Visionary Voices Project

March 2012

Institute on Disabilities Names Celia S. Feinstein and Amy S. Goldman Co-Executive Directors

January 2012

C2P2 Emerging and Established Leaders 2012 Session Now Accepting Applicants

November 2011

Register for Beyond Inclusion 2012 Summer Institute

November 2011

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Invited to UNESCO Meeting

November 2011

Expert in Communication Guest of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

November 2011

November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2011

PUBLIC FORUMS ON ISSUES FOR PENNSYLVANIANS WITH DISABILITIES

October, 2011

Institute on Disabilities Celebrates ACES Achievement

August, 2011

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Hosts Performance Troupe from India

August, 2011

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Launches $315,000 Program for People with Visual Impairment

June, 2011

C2P2 Early Intervention - Apply NOW

September, 2011

Summer Heat Safety Alert (PDF)

July, 2011

Second Annual Conference—Beyond Inclusion Program Set for July 12-14 Event

June, 2011

Institute On Disabilities at Temple University Key Contributor to Emergency Prep Summit

May, 2011

Academy for Adult Learning Class of 2011 Commencement

May, 2011

Register now for the Second Annual Beyond Inclusion Conference

May, 2011

Institute on Disabilities Presents the Fialkowski Disability Studies Award

April, 2011

Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities Monday March 28, 2011: Siblings: Moving Beyond the Parent/Child Relationship

March, 2011

Institute on Disabilities Opens Search for Executive Director

February, 2011

March is Intellectual Disability Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

February, 2011

Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking, Emerging and Established Leaders (C2P2/EEL) Accepting Applications

January, 2011

Webinar for Assistive Technology Reuse Programs

January, 2011

Institute on Disabilities Partners in Publication of Poetry Book

January, 2011

Institute Relaunches "ACES" to Meet the Needs of a New Generation of Communicators

November, 2010

Institute Graduate Students Screen Documentary Film

November, 2010

The Partnership—Five Years of Serving Pennsylvanians with Disabilities and Their Families

November 2010

Institute Associate Director Amy S. Goldman Nominated for Louis M. DiCarlo Award

November, 2010

Revised Manual for MR System Now Available

November 2010

Institute and Elwyn Partner Use Stimulus Funding to Increase Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities

November 2010

November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2010

Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities Announcement

November 2010

Institute Associate Director receives Lifelong Achievement Award

October 2010

Institute on Disabilities Releases "Convicted," Follow-up DVD to "Under Arrest"

October, 2010

C2P2EI Enrollment Period

July 2010

Institute Partners on Mural Project

July, 2010

Beyond Inclusion Summer Conference 2010

May 2010

Gala Opening on June 2 for International Conference at Temple University

May, 2010

Institute Program Celebrates Graduation

April, 2010

The Census Bureau and Institute Partner in 2010

April, 2010

Institute Partners on Mural Project

April, 2010

Disability Studies Lecture Series Hosted Wolf Wolfensberger

April, 2010

Institute and Temple University Host International Conference

April, 2010

Institute to Host One-day Conference for Educators

April, 2010

Mini Series is BACK! Kathie Snow, nationally renowned speaker, visited Philadelphia on April 15, 2010

April, 2010

The Academy for Adult Learning Will Graduate its Third Class on Wednesday, May 5

April, 2010