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October, 21 2017

September 28, 2017

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

Arlene Kanter Continues ‘Revolutionary’ Research on Services for Students with Disabilities in Israel – Syracuse University News

A Syracuse University diversity and inclusion group has completed more than 15 plans since 2016 | The Daily Orange 

Nominations Sought for Martin Luther King Jr. 2018 Celebration Unsung Heroes Awards 

Innovation Orange: Assistant Professor Evan Weissman – Syracuse University News (story with captioned video)

SU NEWS

SU Human Rights Film Festival Information-Goes through Sept. 30th

Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival Event Information for you to Share 

Disability Law Society Updates-Next Meeting is Oct 2 

SOULscape-Applications due Oct 2nd

Teach-In on Charlottesville, Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

Autistic Support and Advocacy Group at Syracuse University - Next Meeting is October 5th at 5pm

Malmgren Concert Series Presents Feminine Voices-October 8th

A Vulnerable Approach to Ending Human Trafficking-October 10th

Dean's Convocation - Sundays at 7 p.m., Hendricks Chapel 

SAVE THE DATE- Installation of Dean Konkol, Hendricks Chapel Nov. 7th

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Contest inviting submissions of 500-600 word speeches on "Why World CP Day Matters.." DEADLINE SEPT. 30th

Query from Jennifer (Eisenhauer) Richardson  

CFP - Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies-Proposal Deadline Dec. 3rd

CFP: Empathy and Violence, Geographic Peripheries

Join the DREAM Network of Student Organizations!

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coming Out Month Queer & Trans Solidarity List-Add Your Name by Oct. 11th

Ara tutor writes the textbook on global disability theatre

Upcoming events sponsored by the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Poster 

News From AAIDD Religion and Spirituality Division Newsletter GLEANINGS

Adapted in Traverse City: Similarly different cultures 

Save the Date: Should we use Gene Editing to Make a “Better Baby”? Talk at Upstate with Professor George J. Annas 

JOB POSTINGS & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Position of Interest

Staff Attorney Position Available -- Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program

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SU HAPPENINGS



Arlene Kanter Continues ‘Revolutionary’ Research on Services for Students with Disabilities in Israel – Syracuse University News

https://news.syr.edu/2017/09/arlene-kanter-continues-revolutionary-research-on-services-for-students-with-disabilities-in-israel/

Congratulations to Professor Arlene Kanter and all involved.  

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A Syracuse University diversity and inclusion group has completed more than 15 plans since 2016 | The Daily Orange 

http://dailyorange.com/2017/09/a-syracuse-university-diversity-and-inclusion-group-has-completed-more-than-15-plans-since-2016/

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Nominations Sought for Martin Luther King Jr. 2018 Celebration Unsung Heroes Awards 

https://news.syr.edu/2017/09/nominations-sought-for-martin-luther-king-jr-2018-celebration-unsung-heroes-awards

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Innovation Orange: Assistant Professor Evan Weissman – Syracuse University News (story with captioned video)

https://news.syr.edu/2017/09/innovation-orange-assistant-professor-evan-weissman/

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SU NEWS



SU Human Rights Film Festival Information-Goes through Sept. 30th

https://news.syr.edu/2017/09/syracuse-university-human-rights-film-festival-celebrates-15th-anniversary/

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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival Event Information for you to Share 

If you have a Facebook page for your department/program, could you please share the festival event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/153665201887693/

If your department/program has a Twitter account, please tweet out the festival webpage: http://suhrff.syr.edu/  and also include our hashtag #SUHRFF2017

On Friday, September 29, from 11.30am-1pm, filmmakers Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest (For Ahkeem) and Cecilia Aldarondo (Memories of a Penitent Heart) will hold a lunchtime workshop for students (lunch provided). They will discuss the processes of making their films and share insights into social justice and human rights media. If you have students who would be interested in attending, please have them contact Kristen Northrop kmnorthr@syr.edu  to reserve a place (seating is limited).

And finally, a reminder to any faculty who want an attendance sheet available at any or all of the screenings, please make sure to contact Tula tgoenka@syr.edu  with the instructor name, course number and course title, so that we have the sheets available at the festival.

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Disability Law Society Updates-Next Meeting is Oct 2 

Next meeting is  Monday, October 2nd, 11:50 to 12:50 room 222 (Dineen Hall)

In no order of importance, we will discuss:

1.       Movie showings

2.       Social to be held October 26 at 6:00 at Feagan’s

3.       Update on ODS collaborating with the law school

4.       Lunch time Talks which are Oct 16, Prof. Michael Schwartz, Esq.  on The Disability Rights Clinic Room 222

           Oct 23 Mary J. Goodwin-Oquendo, Esq on Bar Accommodations Room 340 Nov. 13 Michael Gilber, Esq. on being a disable practitioner Room 340

5.       Fund raising for affective communication accommodation needs for Syracuse legal clients with disabilities

6.       Advocating for children in school IEP meetings (is it possible?)

7.       Disability awareness days.

8.       Next semester’s speakers (might hold off until November’s meeting)

9.       Funding for spring semester events and food. might hold off until November’s meeting)

10.     Announcements 

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SOULscape-Applications due Oct 2nd

The SOULscape Fall 2017 application cycle is now OPEN! Applications will be accepted through Monday, October 2. More information here: soulscape.syr.edu

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Teach-In on Charlottesville, Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

Tuesday, October 3rd

7-9 p.m.

Watson Theater – 316 Waverly Avenue

Join members of the Syracuse University community for discussion about, and reflections on, Charlottesville. Addressing historical and contemporary contexts and drawing from personal and academic insights, a panel of faculty come together for this teach-in to listen, learn, and jump-start important dialogues about resistance and forging solidarities within and across our communities, in the classroom and beyond.

Faculty Panel

Zachary Braiterman (Religion; Jewish Studies Program)

Kathleen Feyh (Communication & Rhetorical Studies)

Biko Gray (Religion)

Margaret Thompson (History and Political Science)

Meina Yates-Richard (English)

Moderated by Amy Lutz (Sociology)

Supported by:

African American Studies; Cultural Foundations of Education; History; Jewish Studies Program; Sociology, The Syracuse University Humanities Center; Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) will be provided.

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Autistic Support and Advocacy Group at Syracuse University - Next Meeting is October 5th at 5pm

A group of graduate and undergraduate students who identify as Autistic / being on the Autism Spectrum have formed a support and advocacy organization by and for Autistic individuals, including alumni and other community members.  Being Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum can be an isolating experience, particularly on a college campus.  But, given Syracuse’s size and autism’s prevalence, we know there are quite a few of us out there!  If you identify as Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum, we will be holding our next meeting on Thursday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. in 230 Schine Student Center (the Disability Cultural Center).  This is a private and confidential group.  Interested people do not have to be formally diagnosed or at any specific “point” on the spectrum.  Feel free to contact Chris Damon (cdamoncr@syr.edu ) or Justin Robbins (jarobbin@syr.edu ) if you have questions.  If you need to request accommodations, please email by Monday, October 2nd, by 5 p.m.

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Malmgren Concert Series Presents Feminine Voices-October 8th

Sunday, October 8, 4 p.m.

The Malmgren Concert series presents organist Anne Laver with soprano Janet Brown in a program titled Feminine Voices, Sunday, October 8 at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The event features sacred music by Elsa Barraine, Judith Bingham, Lili Boulanger, and Eunyoung Kim, paired with poetry and artwork. The performers are both faculty members at the Setnor School of Music.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

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A Vulnerable Approach to Ending Human Trafficking-October 10th

Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, Raleigh Sadler, the executive director and founder of Let My People Go, will speak on how students can fight human trafficking in practical ways. Let My People Go is designed to empower churches, individuals, and organizations to fight human trafficking by loving those most vulnerable.  For the past three years, students have participated in the Let My People Go Spring Break Experience Trip in NYC. This experience trip has challenged students how to love their neighbor.

For more information, visit the Let My People Go website http://www.lmpgnetwork.org/  and Raleigh Sadler's website. http://raleighsadler.com/

Hosted by Christian Outreach at Syracuse University.

The event is free and open to the public.

Reception will follow.

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Dean's Convocation - Sundays at 7 p.m., Hendricks Chapel 

All are invited for the Dean’s Convocation, a weekly gathering at 7 p.m. on Sundays in Hendricks Chapel, intended to be a place for all people, featuring music and reflection from a diversity of religious, spiritual, and philosophical perspectives. Each week will be a new theme. Please join us.  All are welcome!

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SAVE THE DATE- Installation of Dean Konkol, Hendricks Chapel Nov. 7th

Installation of Rev. Dr. Brian E. Konkol

November 7, 4 p.m. - Hendricks Chapel

Join in the celebratory installation of The Rev. Dr. Brian E. Konkol, Seventh Dean of Hendricks Chapel, on Tuesday, November 7 at 4 p.m.

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CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS



Contest inviting submissions of 500-600 word speeches on "Why World CP Day Matters.." DEADLINE SEPT. 30th

Grand prize: The winner will win $50 and have the opportunity to deliver their speech at 12:30 at Syracuse City Hall on World CP Day, Friday, October 6, 2017.  Availability to deliver the speech is not a precondition to winning, however.  The speech may be delivered by a designate. Second prize is $25.

Entries should be addressed to coratruefrost@gmail.com  and must be received by Prof. True-Frost no later than midnight, EST, Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Winners will be notified during the week of October 1, 2017.  Please include a phone number or email address where you can be contacted in your submission, along with your preferred method of communication.

For more info on World CP Day, see:  https://worldcpday.org

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Query from Jennifer (Eisenhauer) Richardson 

I am currently exploring life writing by people on the schizophrenic spectrum and would appreciate any suggestions that you might have of additional texts. I am familiar with the work of Elyn Saks, Richard McLean, Barbara O’Brien, Louise Gillet, and Lori Schiller. In addition, I am interested if there are any other examples of academics other than Elyn Saks who identify as a person on the schizophrenic spectrum. richardson.865@OSU.EDU  

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CFP - Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies-Proposal Deadline Dec. 3rd

/communication +1 / is seeking proposals for Volume 7, "Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies"

Edited by Zachary McDowell and Nathanael Bassett

The emerging field of media archaeology has opened up new avenues of research across fields and provided a way to challenge accepted historical layers of social and technical arrangements. Drawing from a variety of entangled theories and methodologies, bringing in German media theory, new materialism, digital humanities, software studies, cultural studies, Foucauldian frameworks, and others, media archaeology interrogates dead media, alternative technological schema, the composition of infrastructures, everyday objects, and other phenomena, providing new insights and recontextualization for scholars from an array of backgrounds. However, despite the interconnected promise of Media Archaeology, the practices and theories remain limited in their engagement with much of critical cultural communication and media studies.

In the introduction to “What is Media Archaeology,” Jussi Parikka notes that “we need to be prepared to refresh media archaeology itself.” This collection seeks essays by critical scholars of communication participating in this ongoing emergence of media archaeology as method or theorization to study mediums, objects, conjunctures, and other areas of interest to the study of communication.

This collection is meant to highlight and connect ways to theorize and “refresh” the concepts related to media archaeology in connection with the study of communication. We encourage intersectional engagements with and applications of media archaeological practices as they function theoretically, methodologically, spatially, institutionally, and in relation to the study of communication.

With this collection we hope to help provide communication researchers a space in which to explore the promise of media archaeology as a critical set of lenses in the study of communication.

Please submit short proposals of no more than 500 words by December 3rd, 2017 to communicationplusone@gmail.com

Upon invitation, full text submissions will be due April 1st, 2018, with expected publication in September, 2018.

About the Journal

The aim of communication +1 is to promote new approaches to and open new horizons in the study of communication from an interdisciplinary perspective. We are particularly committed to promoting research that seeks to constitute new areas of inquiry and to explore new frontiers of theoretical activities linking the study of communication to both established and emerging research programs in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Other than the commitment to rigorous scholarship, communication +1 sets no specific agenda. Its primary objective is to create is a space for thoughtful experiments and for communicating these experiments.

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CFP: Empathy and Violence, Geographic Peripheries

Sharing a call for papers for a seminar at ACLA: Theorizing Empathy and Violence: The View from Linguistic & Geographic Peripheries

https://www.acla.org/seminar/theorizing-empathy-and-violence-view-linguistic-geographic-peripheries

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Join the DREAM Network of Student Organizations!

Are you interested in organizing students to create change on your campus?  Or do you already have a student disability organization and could use some support? 

You are invited to join the DREAM Chapters and Affiliates program! Our dream is not only to provide information and resources to college students with disabilities, but also to build an active network of student leaders and disability organizations across the United States. We want to empower disabled and culturally Deaf students to work for campus and national change, encourage the development of disability culture and peer support, and advance the study of disabilities within academia.

And we don’t want anyone to feel like they have to do it all alone.

We have a number of benefits for our DREAM Chapters and Affiliates starting this 2017-18 academic year, and we plan to expand these benefits over the next few years:

•        Recognition and promotion of events in our publications and on our website

•        A monthly Digital Care Package of resources and publications on topics like accessible event planning, fundraising, peer mentoring, transitioning to work, and other topics to support your group's     activities and growth

•        Participation in national educational and activism activities, in coordination with other campuses across the country

•        Reduced registration fees and other support to attend any DREAM national Disabled & Proud conferences for college students with disabilities

•        Use of the DREAM logo on your publications, including editable templates for letters and business cards

•        Help setting up a website if your campus does not offer that option

•        Access to the DREAM student board for questions, needs, and concerns, including assistance getting started

•        Plus, we are waiving the $50 annual membership fee this academic year!

Visit the DREAM Chapters and Affiliates web page at http://www.dreamcollegedisability.org/dream-chapters--affiliates.html  for information about how to become a part of the DREAM network and to get the online application to become a DREAM Chapter or Affiliate.

Whether your organization decides to become a DREAM Chapter or Affiliate or not, we hope its members will join the DREAM listserv for college students with disabilities by emailing us atDREAM@ahead.org .  We also encourage you visit our website and social media (Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest) for the news in disability and higher education, monthly DREAM Mentor Monday sessions, the next Disabled & Proud student conference, and free publications and resources for students with disabilities and their allies!

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS



Coming Out Month Queer & Trans Solidarity List-Add Your Name by Oct. 11th

In honor of Coming Out Month, the LGBT Resource Center is releasing a Queer & Trans Solidarity List, which will be published in the Daily Orange on Wednesday, October 11th. This will replace the You Are Not Alone list which has been published in years past. Students, staff, faculty, alums, and community members are all encouraged to contribute their names to the Queer & Trans Solidarity List. To submit your name for inclusion, please email lgbt@syr.edu  by 5 PM on Friday, October 6th. In the body of the email, please include your name as you would like it to appear in the publication. Due to space constraints, we cannot include campus affiliation, degree, or professional credentials.

By submitting your name, you are expressing your commitment to the following statement:

“We pledge to support those who identify within lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities at SU/ESF. We believe that coming out can be an empowering and rewarding process. We also acknowledge that not everyone has the ability to come out; for some, coming out can pose a threat to emotional and even physical safety. But we believe that you do not have to come out to find support. We acknowledge that your experiences are real and valid, and we list our names here as resources. We will listen to you, work with you, advocate for you, and welcome you. We are committed to dismantling the queer- and transphobia that marginalizes LGBTQIA+ people; we actively strive to build campuses that celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities and communities. The names listed here demonstrate the breadth of solidarity across SU/ESF. We believe that queer and trans existence is beautiful!”

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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Ara tutor writes the textbook on global disability theatre

http://community.scoop.co.nz/2017/09/ara-tutor-writes-the-textbook-on-global-disability-theatre/

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Upcoming events sponsored by the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

http://mailchi.mp/47a28485eafb/save-the-date-1283809?e=ad3793483c

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Poster 

From Elizabeth Sammons at Ability Front:

The National Disability Employment Awareness Month poster is now available to print or order. Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates people with disabilities and their contributions and achievements to America's workforce. A range of resources, including not only the official poster in English and Spanish, but also sample articles, a news release, proclamation and social media content, all available here: https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/#pagecontent

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News From AAIDD Religion and Spirituality Division Newsletter GLEANINGS

Enjoy and Use the 2017 Summer Institute Videos, plus classics, webinars and more:

http://mailchi.mp/6ccdaa6d982a/enjoy-and-use-the-2017-summer-institute-videos-plus-classics-webinars-and-more?e=cde227e068

Spirituality, Religion, and Disability Resources from the Religion and Spirituality Division of the AAIDD. 

The videotapes of the plenary and special sessions from the 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability are now posted on the website:                     

http://faithanddisability.org/projects/summer-institute/

Speakers include: Joni Eareckson Tada, Brian Brock, Suheil Laher, The Artson Family, Monica Coleman, Miguel Romero, Benjamin Wall, Bill Gaventa, John Swinton, Erik Carter, and Amos Yong, and a conversation between Kay Warren and John Swinton. These were produced by Paul Shrier and students at Azusa Pacific University.

One thing we have never had funds or people to do: Caption the videos. We would like to invite our wider community to help by volunteering to caption one talk (We will give you the instructions on how to do so through YouTube). Once we do this year, we will start going backwards through the other years. If you are interested, have some students who are interested, etc., contact Bill Gaventa, bill.gaventa@gmail.com

The 2018 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be held at Edenton St. United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, June 11-14, with the hosting help of Duke Divinity School.

Link to Videos from Exclusion and Embrace, Melbourne, Australia in August of 2016 also now available at https://youtu.be/W71aMS3c4a4  

Classic videos related to disability and faith also posted, including Parker Palmer, 1986, on Merging Two Worlds, Henri Nouwen’s acceptance speech of the 1994 Comiss Award, and Believing, Belonging, Becoming, an 11 minute video featuring four vignettes of congregational inclusion, produced by the Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities. http://faithanddisability.org/videos/  

If you have videos to suggest for the Collaborative on Faith and Disability website, or links to them, including presentations, use the website link above or contact bill.gaventa@gmail.com  or erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Short talk by Reagan Myers: Depression is Funny like That.

https://buttonpoetry.com/reagan-myers-depression-funny-like-button-live/

Webinar this Week and Upcoming Series

Aging and I/DD: Planning for Growing Older Webinar

September 26, 2017 | Webinar

Dr. Kathie Bishop will review the aging process and discuss what successful aging looks like for people with I/DD. Kathie will address planning and skill-building to support people with complex medical needs and adults with I/DD who experience cognitive or functioning loss, possibly related to dementia. Dr. Bishop will also describe how people with I/DD and their families can work together to advocate to and with health care professionals. Register here.

Starting in October, a monthly webinar series hosted by the Collaborative on Faith and Disability. Once it is started, if you have suggestions for topics, and ideas for presenters, contact Erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Resources for Low Vision and Blindness:

Living with Low Vision

The National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted Living with Low Vision, a five-part video series featuring people with low vision and vision professionals. Videos cover how low vision is diagnosed, technologies and modifications people can make to support independence, and reaching out to the community and to family for support. Each video is less than two minutes long. The series is available in English and Spanish. http://bit.ly/2eYA6e6

NEW VIDEO!

For blind students, a segregated education is the only way to receive services and training that are essential to  independence later in life. When blind students choose integration by attending public school, they forfeit necessary intensive training in life skills and struggle to obtain necessary accommodations. Should students with disabilities have to attend a separate school to get the services they need? In our latest Storytellers video, Courtney Cole calls out the inequality that blind students face in Washington State and across the U.S. http://www.rootedinrights.org/videos/storytellers/still-segregated/?mc_cid=4d33da70be&mc_eid=f37121f35e

Resources, Conference, News you want to include in Gleanings: Send to bill.gaventa@gmail.com

Membership in the Division brings you all AAIDD Journals including an electronic subscription to the Journal of Disability and Religion.

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wrdh21/current    

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Adapted in Traverse City: Similarly different cultures 

http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/adapted-in-tc-similarly-different-cultures/article_9b328bcd-58d7-5086-b8e5-722ca55ab4fe.html

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Save the Date: Should we use Gene Editing to Make a “Better Baby”? Talk at Upstate with Professor George J. Annas 

Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Thursday, December 14, 2017---12:30- 2:00 p.m.

Grand Rounds area, 2nd Floor 713 Harrison Street

George J. Annas, JD, MPH

William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Director

Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights

Boston University

Description: There is consensus that treating and preventing disease could be a legitimate use of the gene editing technique CRISPR. But what about using gene editing to “improve” the species, or at least try to make a “better baby”? Should the threat of neoeugenics give us pause, or should we treat improving our children’s genes just like any other elective procedure—available to those who can afford it?

Disclosures: Dr. Annas has no financial conflicts to disclose.  

THIS TALK IS OPEN TO EVERYONE

There is wheelchair-accessible parking, and the presentation space is wheelchair accessible.  Sign language interpreters are available upon request.

If you have any access requests or questions regarding this discussion please contact Erin Becker at 464-3120 orBeckerer@upstate.edu  . Thank you.

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JOB POSTINGS & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES



Position of Interest

http://www.oneonta.edu/dissertation-fellows/

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Staff Attorney Position Available -- Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program

Job opportunity – please share:

Posting on Idealist: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/0b4450a2bad541cb82472654d24921b9-staff-attorney-evelyn-frank-legal-resources-program-new-york-legal-assistance-group-nylag-new-york?

About the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program

The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP) advocates for access to health and long-term care services for low-income New Yorkers who, because of aging and/or disability, need Medicaid services to enable them to remain in their homes and avoid institutionalization. EFLRP was launched by Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., in 2002, with a focus on helping Holocaust survivors. In 2013, EFLRP joined NYLAG and serves all low-income seniors and people with disabilities in New York City, subject to funding limitations.  EFLRP is a specialist in the statewide network of the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN), which is the state’s Ombuds program for Medicaid Long Term Care services. See www.icannys.org. EFLRP is also part of the statewide network funded by the NYS Office of the Aging to counsel and assist Medicare beneficiaries on accessing Part D prescription drugs and low-income subsidies to help with Medicare costs.

EFLRP uses a combination of tools to safeguard the right to health care:

•        Direct legal representation of seniors and people with disabilities in administrative hearings and in disputes with managed care plans and with the local Medicaid program.

•        Legal education programs for clients and professionals.

•        Technical assistance to professionals who seek information and advice on individual cases.

•        Public Policy work with coalitions doing advocacy to protect access to critical Medicaid benefits on a state and local level. 

•        Public education through the NY Health Access website, a joint project with The Legal Aid Society and Empire Justice Center.

Job description:

The staff attorney will participate in all aspects of EFLRP’s work described above, with emphasis on direct representation of seniors and people with disabilities in administrative hearings and other administrative fora to maximize access to Medicaid and Medicare eligibility and services and related benefits.  The caseload has an emphasis on access to Medicaid home care services as an alternative to institutional care, and on subsidies that make Medicare affordable to low-income people. The attorney will also participate in statewide coalitions, develop and conduct legal education programs, and update and write articles for NY Health Access website.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct intake, investigate and research cases and represent clients in administrative hearings, in informal and formal advocacy with managed care plans and with the NYS Department of Health, the NYC Medicaid program, and in other administrative fora.  Attorney will manage his or her own caseload from initial intake through case resolution. Travel to client’s homes, government agency sites and other locations within New York City is required, along with travel to an annual conference in Albany. Attorney will participate in meetings involving the ICAN Ombudsprogram and other contracts, and maintain client case records as directed. The attorney will participate in statewide coalitions, develop and conduct legal education programs, and update and write articles for the NY Health Access website.

Qualifications:

Education/Admittance required: J.D., Admitted to practice in New York

Experience preferred:

The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program seeks a highly committed attorney who has two to three years of prior and relevant experience, is admitted to practice law in New York, has excellent communication skills, and has strong research and writing skills.

NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities

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