Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

EDUCATION > Disability Studies at Temple University


September 2017

  • 9-14 through 9-16 Philalalia

    Tyler School of Art & Temple Contemporary Gallery, 2100 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA.
    Philadelphia's Small Press / Hand Made Poetry & Book Arts Festival. (Don't miss the DisLit Consortium table.)

  • 9-26 Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council

    Noon - 1:00 PM
    Howard Gittis Student Center, South - 411S
    Institute on Disabilities Conference Room
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October 2017

  • 10-5 Temple Contemporary: Alex Truesdell, Adaptive Design Association, Inc.

    Thursday, October 5, 2017
    6 PM – 8 PM
    Temple Contemporary, Temple University Main Campus, Philadelphia, PA

    An intimate conversation with modern-day visionary Alex Truesdell, Executive Director and Founder of the Adaptive Design Association, Inc. Like many ingenious ideas - Truesdell began the process that would eventually become the Adaptive Design Association in a garage. At that time she was trying to come up with simple and affordable solutions to assist her aunt after an acquired spinal cord injury. For over thirty years, an equity-based entrepreneurial spirit pervades Truesdell's Adaptive Design Association, Inc. With a "Never Say No" policy, the Adaptive Design Association refuses no one care.

  • 10-11 Care, a Documentary

    4 PM - Women's Studies Lounge
    821 Anderson Hall, Temple University Main Campus

    Open to the public. Presented by The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program (GSWS)
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    Care explores the growing need for elder care in the United States and the work of the multiracial (and largely female) workforce that provides this care.

    This resource brings together many different topics of interest to those in the Temple community, including women's rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and more. It also helps to publicize the groundbreaking work of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

    In addition to screening the film, the GSWS program will feature a dialogue with the film's producer, Tony Heriza.

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service