Comments from our Interim Executive Director

posted: June 2020

photo of Sally Gould-Taylor PhD"We can't expect others to take up the anti-ableist fight with us, if we aren't anti-racist. ... I am so proud of our work and our staff's continued commitment to creativity, flexibility and social justice."
Comments by Sally Gould-Taylor and letter from Temple's College of Education Dean, Gregory Anderson:

Celia Feinstein Receives Service to the Field Award

posted: June 2020

photo of Celia S. FeinsteinThe award is given annually by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) for "contributions to improved service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities."
Feinstein receives award

Institute Adapts during COVID-19 to Continue and Improve its Work for and with People with Disabilities

update: May 2020

Our existing programs have adapted, and in response to needs, we introduced new programs and provided important resources.
Read the latest updates about our work

Salute Your Supports

posted: May 2020

Colleen and her support professional, LatoyaJoin the #SaluteOurSupports movement to recognize your support service professional, direct support professional, or personal care attendant.
Learn how to join the Salute Our Supports movement

Institute's Project Encourages Full Census Participation

posted: April 2020

part of the vocabulary board, a grid of pictures and wordsCommunity Conversations, Connections and Counting project engages with undercounted Latinx and disability communities to enhance Census participation.
Census project - how to follow and learn

New Program Gets Tech to the People Who Need It

posted: April 2020

TechOWL's new program, "Connect With Tech," sends unused devices to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania to help them communicate with others while social distancing.
Donate or apply for technology

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Webinars in April

posted: April 2020

New – A series of free webinars on Home and Community Based Services led by Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Associate Director of Policy, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.
Learn more and register for HCBS webinars

New PDS Webinars

posted: April 2020

New – Two webinars about Person Directed Services (PDS).
April 9: Building a ​Virtual Community
April 27: Basic Employment Law
Learn more and register for PDS webinars

Institute Awarded Art & Culture Grant

posted: March 2020

Philadelphia Cultural Fund awards grant to the Institute's Media Arts & Culture program.
Learn more about the grant

Vocabulary Board for COVID-19 Coronavirus

posted: March 2020

part of the vocabulary board, a grid of pictures and wordsTechOWL, a program of the Institute on Disabilities, developed a vocabulary board with key words around the COVID-19 pandemic topic.
Download the COVID-19 vocabulary board

COVID-19 Information and Resources

posted: March 2020

A list of websites and other resources for people with disabilities and others in Pennsylvania and beyond.
COVID-19 Information and Resources

Updates on the Institute's Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic and How We Will Continue to Serve You

posted: March 2020

The COVID-19 virus is rapidly changing the way we all interact and support one another, and the way we do our work. Please read our updates regarding our events and services for the upcoming weeks/months.
Read the updates about our work

Institute Names Interim Executive Director

posted: March 2020

photo of Sally Gould-Taylor PhDSally Gould-Taylor, PhD has been named Interim Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education.
Full story about Dr. Gould-Taylor

Announcing 2020 Disability and Change Symposium - March 25 at Temple University

posted: February 2020

Text: Combating Implicit Bias: EmploymentRegister now for the one-day symposium, Disability and Change - Combating Implicit Bias: Employment on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Read more about the Disability and Change Symposium

Community Forum About Person-Directed Services March 18, 2020 in Harrisburg

posted: January 2020

Learn more about Person-Directed Services (PDS) and share your experience directing your services at this free community event.
Read more and register for the PDS community forum

Save the Date - 2020 Disability and Change Symposium

posted: January 2020

The 2020 Disability and Change Symposium – Combating Implicit Bias: Employment – is scheduled for March 25, 2020 at Temple University.
More information about the upcoming symposium

AAIDD Awards Institute Executive Director

posted: January 2020

photo of Celia S. Feinstein, Executive DirectorCelia S. Feinstein has received AAIDD's 2020 Service to the Field Award.
Read more about the AAIDD award

"Community Strong" Rally on January 7

posted: January 2020

Pennsylvania's legacy to citizens with disabilities and their families should be full and inclusive lives in the community with supports and services...
Community Strong rally details