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December, 17 2017

November 30, 2017

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

Tonight! On the Spectrum Meets at 5:00

Fusion, November 30th

Justice, Social Justice Series: Healing & Self-Care, December 1st

Hillel presents: Pride Shabbat, December 5th

Holigay, December 7th

You are invited to the Disability Cultural Center poetry reading! December 7th

The Next Interfaith Dinner Dialogue is December 7th

“Fake News and Considering What is True”- Topics of The December 7th Interfaith Dinner Dialogue

ZenG Yoga with Marcelle Haddix; Next one is December 10th

Pancake Study Break at LGBT Resource Center, December 11th

Sexual Assault Recovery Group. Tuesdays, 3 – 4 PM. Office of Health Promotion

Planning Committee: Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary 2.0, December 13th

Students of Color Group: Releasing the Invisible Weight. Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 PM, 200 Walnut Place

 

SU NEWS

Black feminist scholars talk success and setbacks at Syracuse University event - The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

SA Diversity Affairs Committee Invites Students to Join, Offer Ideas on Bringing Students Together- SU News

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kate’s Latest blog: Far Away Across the Field, the Tolling of the Iron Bell; on Mental Illness and Grief

Online Accessibility Webinar December 7th

U of Hawaii Spring 2018 Grad Online Disability Studies History Course-DIS 680

Navigating Life On Campus When You're On The Autism Spectrum: NPR

Two-Thirds of Students With Disabilities Who Enroll in College Still Don’t Have a Degree Eight Years Later. Why Not? By Meredith Kolodner

Exclusion & ‘Bullying Boxes’- How can we stop children being bullied?

Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast - The New York Times

Disabled in Grad School: I, Too, Dread the Accommodations Talk | GradHacker

United Nations - 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) Information, and Event on December 1st

ACTION ALERT: Call Your Senator About Disability Rights- From ASAN

Bronx Independent Living Services Job Opening

Student Invitation to Join the Society for Disability Studies (SDS)

Higher Education: College with disabilities

Graduate Student Membership in the Society for Disability Studies

Report finds higher ed is failing students with disabilities | Education Dive

Free Captioning Software

A new book on intersections of disability studies and queer studies –The Right to Maim, by Jasbir Puar at Rutgers

8 Rules For College Kids With Chronic Illnesses

   

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Call For Papers- National Association of Disability Practitioners: Ensuring Quality Provision; Deadline December 8th

  

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SU HAPPENINGS



Tonight! On the Spectrum Meets at 5:00

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, staff, 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 meeting on Thursday, December 7th, 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, December 4th, by 5 p.m.

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Fusion, November 30th

A closed discussion group for LGBTQIA+ people of color

Thursday, November 30th, 6 – 8 PM

LGBT Resource Center @ 750 Ostrom Avenue

Join us for good food and great conversation! For more information or to request accommodations, please email Jo Wang qjwang@syr.edu or Taryne Chatman tbchatma@syr.edu, Fusion co-facilitators.

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Justice, Social Justice Series: Healing & Self-Care, December 1st

Friday, December 1st, 1 – 2 PM

LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue

Remember: your existence is resistance! Join us for an hour of structured self-care, because caring for yourself is an act of political warfare. Delicious and healthy snacks will be provided. For more information or to request accommodations, please email Anna Moon: anmoon@syr.edu

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Hillel presents: Pride Shabbat, December 5th

Friday, December 1st, 5 PM

102 Walnut Place

Join us in celebrating Pride Shabbat! At 5 PM, there will be a candle-lighting followed by services and a discussion about visibility and inclusion. Dinner will be served at 6 PM. For more information, please email Hayley Sussman.hasussma@syr.edu

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Holigay, December 7th

Thursday, 12/7, 5 – 7 PM. LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue. Celebrate the end of another semester with the annual HoliGay! Food, music, games, and delightful queer company provided. Ugly sweaters encouraged.

Please note that the LGBT Resource Center is not accessible to all wheelchair users. For information about whether you can access the space, or to request other accommodations, please email lgbt@syr.edu or call 315-443-3983 by Thursday, 11/30.

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You are invited to the Disability Cultural Center poetry reading! December 7th

Poets: Steve Kuusisto, Diane Wiener, Iris C. Permuy, and Kristofor P. Minta.

Thursday, December 7, 2017. 12 pm – 1 pm

Schine 228B, Syracuse University

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the reading.

Inclusive refreshments will be served.

For other accommodation requests, or if you have any questions, please contact (315) 443-4486 / sudcc@syr.edu by November 30.

Poster for this event features the Disability Cultural Center Word cloud. Words used include: Disability, Pride, Inclusion, Culture, Resources, Community, Catalyst, Center, Diversity, Identity, Dialogue, Creativity, Attitude.

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The Next Interfaith Dinner Dialogue is December 7th

COMMON AND DIVERSE GROUND:  RAISING CONSCIOUSNESSES BY ACKNOWLEDGING  THE “HIDDEN” THINGS THAT DIVIDE US

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE DINNER SERIES

Fall 2017

New times and new day of the week!

Each two-hour gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue, and two mindful meditations (at beginning and end).

Sessions will be co-facilitated by chaplains, staff, and students.

Thurs., 11/2/17:  6:00-8:00 pm: HOSPITALITY, IMMIGRATION, JUSTICE

Thurs., 12/7/17:  7:00-9:00 pm: IS ALL NEWS FAKE? THE FUTURE OF TRUTH

NOBLE ROOM, HENDRICKS CHAPEL

This series is cosponsored by the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) and Hendricks Chapel, and is made possible through the Co-Curricular Departmental Initiatives program within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience.  

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made at least seven days before each gathering by contacting sudcc@syr.edu.

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“Fake News and Considering What is True”- Topics of The December 7th Interfaith Dinner Dialogue

https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/fake-news-and-considering-whats-true-are-topics-of-dec-7-interfaith-dinner-dialogue/

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ZenG Yoga with Marcelle Haddix; Next one is December 10th

ZenG Yoga presents a community yoga series. Join Marcelle Haddix RYT200 of ZenG Yoga for six 1-hour yoga sessions focused on connecting the mind, body, and soul through yoga movement, breathing, and meditation. No experience needed. Bring a yoga mat. Sundays, 11 AM – 12 PM (October 15, October 29, November 12, November 26, December 10, December 17). Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street. Free.

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Pancake Study Break at LGBT Resource Center, December 11th

LGBT Resource Center presents Pancake Study Break. Monday, December 11th, 11 AM – 2 PM. LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue. Please note that the Resource Center is not accessible to all wheelchair users. If you have concerns about accessing the space, or to request other accommodations, please email lgbt@syr.edu  or call 315-443-3983 by Monday, December 4th. Please note that the Resource Center is not accessible to wheelchair users. If you have concerns about accessing the space, please email lgbt@syr.edu.

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Sexual Assault Recovery Group. Tuesdays, 3 – 4 PM. Office of Health Promotion.

Looking for a supportive and safe place where you can share your experience? This is a group for female-identified students who are survivors of sexual assault. Members will be able to share their experiences and feelings in an understanding and accepting environment. This group will also help members reduce guilt and self-blame, develop positive coping strategies, strengthen self-esteem, and increase empowerment.

Pre-group orientation required. Contact the Counseling Center at 315-443-4715.

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Planning Committee: Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary 2.0, December 13th

Wednesday, December 13th, 6:15 PM

First Unitarian Universality Society of Syracuse

109 Waring Road

The First Unitarian Universality Society of Syracuse will be holding its second annual conference on transgender experiences, lives, and issues on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. If you’d like to participate in planning this conference, please attend this planning meeting! If you cannot attend but would like to share ideas or volunteer to present, please contact Coran Klaver at 315-396-7070 or ccklaver@syr.edu. Please also contact Coran if you need transportation to the planning meeting.

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Students of Color Group: Releasing the Invisible Weight. Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 PM, 200 Walnut Place.

Your voice matters! Your experiences matter! Let’s talk about it! This group offers the opportunity to process, connect, empower, and heal. For more information, please email Tekhara Watson  tdwats01@syr.edu  or Jasmin Allen jnjones@syr.edu or call the Counseling Center at 315-443-4715. Pre-group orientation required.

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SU NEWS


Black feminist scholars talk success and setbacks at Syracuse University event - The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

http://dailyorange.com/2017/11/black-feminist-scholars-talk-success-setbacks-syracuse-university-event/

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SA Diversity Affairs Committee Invites Students to Join, Offer Ideas on Bringing Students Together- SU News

https://news.syr.edu/2017/11/sa-diversity-affairs-committee-invites-students-to-join-offer-ideas-on-bringing-students-together/

 

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS



Kate’s Latest blog: Far Away Across the Field, the Tolling of the Iron Bell; on Mental Illness and Grief

https://petroleusesletter.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/far-away-across-the-field-the-tolling-of-the-iron-bell/

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Online Accessibility Webinar December 7th

From Ability Front in Ohio:

Webinar about Accessibility Online:

Dec. 7 attend this webinar, Accessibility Online from the US Access Board. CEU's available. Details and registration here: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/#content

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U of Hawaii Spring 2018 Grad Online Disability Studies History Course-DIS 680

Apologies for cross-postings. This spring, the Center on Disability Studies offers a new online, asynchronous  graduate course, that I'll teach, DIS 680: “Exploring Disability History through the Ages.” The course is a historical overview of disability from a disability studies perspective.

Students will have opportunities to visit diverse perspectives, attitudes, and treatment toward individuals with disabilities through many centuries, societies, and cultures throughout the world; as well as how people with disabilities perceived their own experiences and how we know this.

The Outreach or Extension section for this course  offers in-state tuition for all qualified students. See details at:

https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.class?i=MAN&t=201833&c=3237

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Navigating Life On Campus When You're On The Autism Spectrum : NPR

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/28/566788182/navigating-life-on-campus-when-youre-on-the-autism-spectrum?sc=tw

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Two-Thirds of Students With Disabilities Who Enroll in College Still Don’t Have a Degree Eight Years Later. Why Not? By Meredith Kolodner

http://mailchi.mp/hechingerreport.org/higher-education-college-with-disabilities?e=24a72c08e7

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Exclusion & ‘Bullying Boxes’- How can we stop children being bullied?

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/big-issue-how-can-stop-803720

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Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/opinion/uber-airbnb-for-disabled-travelers.html

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Disabled in Grad School: I, Too, Dread the Accommodations Talk | GradHacker

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/disabled-grad-school-i-too-dread-accommodations-talk?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=f7376417f4-DNU20171127&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-f7376417f4-197632649&mc_cid=f7376417f4&mc_eid=380f80e351'

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United Nations - 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) Information, and Event on December 1st

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december/idpd2017.html

Under the theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”, the observance of the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at United Nations Headquarters in New York City will be organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) on 1 December 2017 in Conference Room 4, in collaboration with Member States, the UN system, academic institutions, civil society, and the private sector.

During the 2017 IDPD, UNDESA will organize a high level panel discussion on "Building Future Societies for All" during which authorities of the public and private sector share good practices and future actions to be taken (Panel A) in the lead of the 56th Commission for Social Development (CSocD56). The focus is on urban social development as a strategy to eradicate poverty.

Since 2017 is also the International Year of Tourism, the discussion also explores the benefits and contributions of pro-poor tourism (Panel B). The tourism industry offers a unique opportunity to contribute in shaping future cities that promote well-being for the communities by ensuring that all people participate and enjoy social inclusiveness, employment and prosperity. When civil society and public sector work together with the public sector on poverty eradication strategies, innovative public policy frameworks can be created to build societies that are resilient and leave non one behind. To register for this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/2hKDryv

To learn more about the 2017 IDPD, please visithttp://bit.ly/IDPD2017

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ACTION ALERT: Call Your Senator About Disability Rights- From ASAN

Right now, Congress is trying to ram through their tax reform bill — and if it passes, it’ll be devastating to people with disabilities. We can still stop this bill from passing, but only if we take action together. Here’s a recap of what the bill does:

Repeals the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act. Getting rid of the individual mandate means 13 million people will lose health insurance, and premiums will increase by 10% on average. Raises the deficit, creating an excuse to slash Medicaid and more. The tax bill raises the deficit by $1.5 trillion. Congress’ proposed budget tells us exactly how they plan to pay for this: by cutting Medicaid and health care funding by between $1.3 trillion and $1.9 trillion. Automatically guts vital services. If this bill passes, it will trigger automatic cuts to services and programs that many people with disabilities depend on, including food stamps, special education funding, and Medicare.

http://autisticadvocacy.org/2017/11/call-in-tell-congress-no-tax-on-disability/

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Bronx Independent Living Services Job Opening

Position: Transition Specialist (2)

Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to empowering all people with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil and human rights in order to live fully integrated lives in mainstream society. BILS assists individuals by providing them the necessary tools to make informed decisions about their own lives through access to education, skills development, and access to the appropriate resources. On a systemic level, BILS is committed to facilitating social, economic, and civic change by advocating for the removal of architectural, communication, and attitudinal barriers that have limited the disabled community for far too long. BILS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Description:

BILS is seeking 2 Transition Specialists for position to assist individuals in nursing homes who wish to return to the community..  The Transition Specialist will facilitate and coordinate services for individuals residing in nursing home with a comprehensive plan to transition back to living in the community. The Transition Specialist will also assist with transitions for individuals served by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) who are moving to community settings.

Reports to: Deputy Director & Executive Director

Salary:$43,000 with full benefits package

Duties and Responsibilities:

•        Receive referrals from the Regional Transition Center and ensure the transition process is followed through for each participant

•        Provide objective information about community services for individuals and families who are considering, or are in the process of, transitioning

•        Coordinate visits to nursing homes, participate in discharge planning, and coordinate with other relevant social service agencies involved in the discharge and transition care of the participant

•        Explain peer mentor program to potential participants and if appropriate provide referral to peer mentor program.

•        Develop and facilitate person centered plans effective for the transition, secure qualified housing, coordinate home and community services during the transition period, and subsequently ensure continuation of services after the transition is completed

•        Collaborate with the transition team to determine barriers to transition

•        Consult with the transition team to assist in addressing transition barriers related to medical condition or counseling need

•        Ensures all significant client data and service provision details are current and accurate, and that they are documented in a timely manner into BILS’ and the contracted provider’s databases

•        Attends Agency's in-service training and unit meetings as well as any other agency-related activities.

•        Perform other program-related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education and/or experience required:

•        Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field, and two years of relevant experience working in community based long term care projects or three years of professional experience administering a relevant Medicaid program in a local department of social services, or other comparable work experience in a private setting

•        Preferred candidates should have a working knowledge of issues faced by persons of all ages who are in need of long-term care services such as MLTC, particularly with those related to nursing home transition, and a deep commitment to person-centered planning and consumer choice

•        Candidates should have basic knowledge of Medicaid eligibility and coverage

•        Experience with NHTD, TBI, and/or OPWDD waivers preferred

•        Experience with service coordination, care management or case management preferred

•        Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

•        Possess excellent written and oral communication and organizational skillsAbility to actively listen and, when appropriate, counsel throughout the transition process;

•        Knowledge of community, government/benefits resources that facilitate transition from institutional to community living

•        Individual must have time management skills to maintain individual/community outreaches, caseload, documentation and administrative requirements

•        Ability to travel extensively in the Bronx and other boroughs as necessary

•        Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team

•        Must be computer literate on basic Microsoft Programs and Internet search use

•        Understanding of disability-related issues preferred

•        Bilingual, preferred

BILS is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage individuals with disabilities, women, racial/ethnic minorities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We seek all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Brett Eisenberg, Executive Director, at brett@bils.org  Do not send your letter and resume by fax. Please use the job title as email header. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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Student Invitation to Join the Society for Disability Studies (SDS)

For those of us interested in the study of disability in our field and across the curriculum, a student membership in Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is an excellent investment. Below is an invitation to join SDS from student leader, Andrew Harnish at the University of South Dakota.

SDS is also hosting a strand at this spring's Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability at The Ohio State University, and they're accepting proposals from members through December 3rd: https://disstudies.org/index.php/cfp-sds-strand-osu-2018/

- Kim Elmore (AHEAD)

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Higher Education: College with disabilities

http://mailchi.mp/hechingerreport.org/higher-education-college-with-disabilities-wxp88psdqn?e=24a72c08e7

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Graduate Student Membership in the Society for Disability Studies

The Society for Disability Studies is in the midst of its annual membership drive. As a graduate student focusing on Disability Studies, I want to invite you to help contribute to the ongoing revitalization of SDS, which the current leadership has been working on so hard.

In case you’re not familiar with the organization, here’s a bit of background. The Society for Disability Studies is the preeminent organization focusing on Disability Studies in the United States. It was founded in 1982, and publishes Disability Studies Quarterly, a quarterly peer reviewed journal that remains a global leader in the field. As you may know, financial problems caused the organization to cancel its 2016 conference and to refrain from planning one for 2017. If you’re like me, you’re acutely aware of the importance of the professional development and networking opportunities conferences provide, and you’re frustrated by the lack of a US-based conference. In order for SDS to organize conferences in future years and other programming in the next few months, it needs members and the funding and organizational support they provide. As graduate students, this is where we come in.

If you’d like to participate in upcoming SDS events and activities, please consider joining SDS at the individual level or, even better, ask your department to sponsor a group/institutional membership (details below). Your department can now sponsor as many as 10 student members with an Organizational Membership!

The benefits of an SDS membership go beyond merely helping to build a financial foundation for a future conference. Alongside its support for Disability Studies Quarterly, the organization hosts a listserv for discussions and announcements. It is planning on a strong official SDS presence at Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives conference in April 2018 with several SDS Membership events. Finally, it will use its electronic infrastructure to host virtual and multi-modal Membership events such as a DSQ Forum, disability studies training Mentoring, disability studies Syllabi Exchanges, special purpose Member web pages, and even a Virtual Dance. As a Member, you can be part of prioritizing and implementing this planning. It’s important to note that no one will be denied membership for lack of funds. If you can’t afford the $40 membership, give what you can or volunteer to serve on a committee, and please tell your advisors and department administrators about the organization-wide membership options.

1.       Individual Student Members: dues are $40, join now and enjoy membership benefits through December 2018.

2.       Organization Membership Options: dues are $500, join by 12/31/2017 and choose one of the following specials on sponsored memberships for each group/institution:

1.       2 Professional & 2 Students

2.       1 Professional & 6 Students

3.       10 Students

Details and membership forms and a payment portal can all be found on the website (disstudies.org). Please emailsds@disstudies.org with any questions or requests.

Thanks for considering a contribution to the revitalization of SDS’s advocacy and scholarly mission.

-Andrew Harnish

Ph.D Candidate, English

The University of North Dakota

View Online at:

http://disstudies.org/index.php/2018-membership-drive/2018-sds-membership-drive-overall-description/

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Report finds higher ed is failing students with disabilities | Education Dive

https://www.educationdive.com/news/report-finds-higher-ed-is-failing-students-with-disabilities/510967/

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Free Captioning Software

CADET is a free, downloadable caption-authoring software that enables anyone to produce caption files compatible with any media player that supports the display of captions. NCAM provides this tool to all users free of charge. And please join our online community forum to share your feedback.

CADET License Agreement and Software Download: http://ncamftp.wgbh.org/cadet/  

CADET User Group: http://cadet.boards.net

CADET Help documents: http://ncamftp.wgbh.org/cadet/help/

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A new book on intersections of disability studies and queer studies –The Right to Maim, by Jasbir Puar at Rutgers:

http://globalcomment.com/jasbir-puars-right-maim-asks-tough-questions-disability-studies/

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8 Rules For College Kids With Chronic Illnesses

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/8-rules-college-kids-chronic-illnesses

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CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS


Call For Papers- National Association of Disability Practitioners: Ensuring Quality Provision; Deadline December 8th

The National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP) is the Professional Association for those working in the tertiary education sector and who are involved in the management or delivery of services for disabled students and the staff who support them. 

NADP is committed to improving the professional development and status of disability and inclusivity practitioners in further and higher education through peer support, education, communication and leadership.

Our international conference 2018 will be held at the Clayton Hotel in Chiswick, London from Monday 25th-Wednesday 27th June 2018. It will focus on the priorities for ensuring quality provision in the field of disability support and inclusivity.

We have collectively experienced an exponential pace of change within the disability and inclusivity fields in which we practice. The demand for innovation in the workplace has grown tremendously. On a professional level, we have become increasingly creative and flexible in our working practice with acknowledgement that both institutions and individuals have increased opportunity to lead change, or to influence change. Our institutions have embraced a range of techniques to keep up with these rapid changes such as out-of-the-box thinking, paradigm shifts in practice and challenging the status quo. Sharing our solutions to common concerns allows us opportunities to positively affect how quality principles are applied throughout our field.

NADP's first International Conference in 2015 attracted over 200 delegates and presenters from all over the world and was a great success. As a result, we are very excited to be developing the programme for our second international conference in June 2018, and we are looking for abstracts that can integrate our theme of "Ensuring Quality Provision" with one or more of the focus areas outlined below.

We invite you to share your innovative methods, tested solutions, and proven results with an audience representing an array of countries, backgrounds and institutions.

The topics include, though are not confined to:

•        Policy development and implementation

•        Enhancing the disabled student experience

•        Systems for evaluating Disability services e.g. measuring impact on retention, progression, achievement or employability

•        Aiding transition to and from higher education

•        Engaging the student voice

•        Individual or group support systems

•        Inclusive Practice - e.g. benchmarking, strategic implementation or evaluation

•        Academic Assessment  and associated methodologies

•        Evidence based-research informed practice

•        Collaborative working between Disability and Inclusivity Professionals and Academics

We are inviting abstracts for presentations, workshop sessions, panel discussions and posters:

1.       Whole Conference Presentations (1 hour) - A lecture-style presentation which aims to inform, provoke debate and/or raise questions. Delivery should allow for about 10 minutes of questions from the audience at the end. Abstracts submitted under this heading must make explicit reference to how they will ensure relevance to an international audience. Please also note that there are relatively few opportunities for these and so proposals should indicate whether the presenter will consider an alternative session. There is a reduced conference charge for whole conference speakers and one co-presenter, if required.

2.       Interactive Workshop Sessions (90 mins) - A genuinely interactive session which aims to develop delegates understanding, skills and or knowledge through discussion, practise or activity. Abstracts submitted under this heading should make clear how the session will engage and interact with delegates. There is a reduced conference charge for workshop speakers and one co-presenter, if required.

3.       Break-Out Group Presentation (45 mins) - A lecture-style presentation which aims to provoke debate and/or raise questions. Delivery should aim for 30 mins maximum to allow 15 mins for questions/debate. There is a reduced conference charge for break-out group speakers and one co-presenter, if required.

4.       Panel Presentations (60 mins) – a set of three distinct but related 10-minute presentations of innovative ideas or proposals followed by 30-minute Q&A discussions. There is a reduced conference charge for panel speakers and one co-presenter, if required.

5.       Posters – these will be on display throughout the conference with an opportunity to discuss with colleagues at specific times. There is a reduced conference charge for one delegate presenting a poster.

Your abstract should include:

•        A short title of no more than 12 words

•        The name and contact details for the lead presenter and name of any co-presenters

•        The names of others involved in any research.

•        The body of the abstract should be up to 500 words and make a clear statement of the topic of your session. References and diagrams are not required at this stage

Please submit your abstract to admin@nadp-uk.org  by Noon on Friday 8th December 2017.

For further information, please contact the NADP Office on admin@nadp-uk.org  or telephone 02082636220 between 10am and 2pm on weekdays.

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The articles, opportunities, and events described in the DCC Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of the Disability Cultural Center, the Syracuse University Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, or Syracuse University.  The objective of the DCC Newsletter is to provide a centralized and comprehensive resource, which describes current activity in disability and diversity scholarship, cultural activities, and general news. Please direct any concerns about content directly to the DCC and the specific posting organization.  Also, the DCC welcomes relevant submissions.  Please email sudcc@syr.edu  by 9AM each Monday with your submission.


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