Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


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5th Annual Graduate Assistant Poster Session

March 2017

Visit Temple University's College of Education on Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 4 - 6 PM to get a taste of what the next generation of researchers will be studying.

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Homeschooling and Inclusive Education Webinar April 12

March 2017

In this webinar, attendees will learn about homeschooling: related Pennsylvania laws, benefits for your child, requirements, secondary transition, and additional supports.

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The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Receives Grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

March 2017

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University has been awarded a High Impact Innovative Quality of Life grant by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The grant will fund the "Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia" program and will serve children (birth-6) with paralysis causing conditions.

Reeve Foundation Grant - full story


Institute Announces Small Grants for Assistive Technology

March 2017


Photo of Virginia Del SordoApplications for the Virginia Del Sordo Fund are now being accepted in order to help people with disabilities in Pennsylvania obtain needed assistive technology devices.

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Community lives for people with intellectual disabilities and autism a priority in Governor Wolf's proposed budget

February 2017


Graphic: Flag map of PennsylvaniaThe Institute applauds Governor Wolf's commitment to serve more people with disabilities in his proposed budget.

Learn more about the proposed budget


Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Names Celia S. Feinstein as Executive Director

January 2017

photo of Celia S. Feinstein, Executive Director of the Institute on DisabilitiesIn her new role, Ms. Feinstein continues to oversee programs the Institute's leadership development, quality of life, education and research programs, and adds the leadership of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Act Program.

Celia S. Feinstein - full story


Institute Executive Director Celia S. Feinstein Named AUCD Board President

January 2017

several AUCD board members seated in front of AUCD banner

About the AUCD board of directors: Visit the AUCD website


Amy S. Goldman Retires from Temple University

November 2016

Amy S. Goldman smiling Amy S. Goldman announces retirement from Temple after 24 years.

Full story - Amy S. Goldman


New Assistive Technology Resource Center Named

November 2016

Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology has chosen Life and Independence for Today to be a partner as the newest Assistive Technology Resource Center in Pennsylvania.

Learn about the partnering organization


Governor Proclaims November Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2016

GRAPHIC of Assistive Technology Month proclamation

Read the full proclamation


Welcome New Assistive Technology Reuse Partners

October 2016

Following a competition, PIAT selected partner programs to enhance the availability of reused equipment to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.

Read more about the reuse partners


Request for Proposal - Enhancing AT Services

September 2016

A program of the Institute, Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, announces three competitive Requests for Proposals to provide funding for enhancing the scope of assistive technology services available to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on November 7, 2016.

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November 2nd and 9th: Presentations on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule

September 2016

PHOTO of Alison BarkoffPresenter Alison Barkoff will explain the new HCBS settings rule, its implementation, and other aligning federal policies.

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November 10: Adaptive Designer and Fabricator Alex Truesdell Presents on Adaptive Global Design

September 2016

PHOTO of Alex TruesdellIn this event, Adaptive Design Global: Build for One, Engage Everyone, Change Everything™, attendees will learn the principles of creating custom adaptations to reduce barriers and the impact of assistive technology.

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Institute Reuse Request for Proposal

August 2016

Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology announces a competitive Request for Proposal to provide funding for enhancing the scope of assistive technology reutilization available to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on September 15, 2016.

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Apply Now for the C2P2 Early Intervention 2016-2017 Session

July 2016

PHOTO of happy woman and young girl in classroom setting with craft suppliesCompetence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking, for Families of Children in Early Intervention: Four 2-day sessions provide free leadership development training for families of children who receive Infant-Toddler Early Intervention or Pre-School Early Intervention Services.

Learn more/Apply online for C2P2


Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes - A Make and Take Workshop

July 2016

PHOTO of Dr. Willkomm demonstrationg assistive technologyIn this workshop, participants will learn to use everyday tools and materials to fabricate solutions in minutes to support people with disabilities. Three dates/locations: September 26, 27, or October 5, 2016.

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RESCHEDULED: Emergency Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities

July 2016

Registration is now closed. Day-long training session will bring together people with disabilities and their families with emergency planners.

More information about the preparedness training


New Film Spotlights Professor and His Groundbreaking Theory

June 2016

GRAPHIC of film cameraA recently released film, "Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization," focuses on the principle of normalization and Professor Wolf Wolfensberger, who used this principle to challenge the basis of assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities.

Learn about this film


College of Direct Support - Supporting People in Developing More Fulfilling Lives with the Power of Knowledge

May 2016

PHOTO of man and woman working on art togetherThe online curriculum—designed for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—is administered in Pennsylvania by the Institute on Disabilities.

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Employment Here and Now! Open House

April 2016

PHOTO of person sitting at desk with computerThe Employment Here and Now! open house will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Learn about this employment program for eligible people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the application process.

More about program/eligibility


Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
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