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July, 28 2017

October is Disability Awareness Month!

Disabilities may be present at some juncture in all of our lives, whether they are experienced as we age or negotiate illness, or in our relationships with family members, children, and friends. It is critical to develop an understanding of how we position ourselves in relation to disability. During Disability Awareness Month and onward, we encourage you to consider the following questions and discuss them with the people in your lives:

* How, as members of society, do we create our understanding of disabilities?

* What factors contribute to the valuing of disabilities as identities, and as part of human diversity? Or, are disabilities, in contrast, perceived to be undesirable medical anomalies?

* What are the consequences of these differing perspectives?


SU HAPPENINGS

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA): Multicultural Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer

October is Disability Awareness Month: Chalk the Quad with the Disability Student Union!!

SU NEWS

SU Health Insurance Covers Hearing Aids

CALLS FORS PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

REMINDER: SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, 10/3/14!

Call for Papers: Journal of Games Criticism

The Association on Higher Education And Disability is thrilled to announce the Call for Proposals for its 38th annual conference

 Call for Participation: Students with Disabilities

The 2015 Creating Change Conference Application

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is looking for a full-time Technical Assistance Coordinator.

Dip-Hop Tour at OCC

First Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference (including Black Disability Studies)

Intersections of race, disability, ethnicity and healthcare (special issue of the journal, Medical Care)

Living on the Trans Tipping Point

Airport Accessibility Planning Committee

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SU HAPPENINGS

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA): Multicultural Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer



The Mixer will be on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in the Schine Student Center (304ABC) from 3 to 5:00 pm. Most of the time, our students do not have the opportunity to interact with our faculty and staff outside of the classroom. This Multicultural Mixer is an opportunity for you and your fellow peers to meet Faculty and Staff on campus and to share contact information.

If you have any questions, or would like to have an information table for this event, please contact Marissa L. Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu or 315-443-9676. 

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October is Disability Awareness Month: Chalk the Quad with the Disability Student Union!!

 
Sunday, October 5th, at 5:30 p.m. Meet at the steps of Hendricks Chapel. For information, contact: Christy Kalebic, Co-President and Events Coordinator, Disability Student Union: cqkalebi@syr.edu


SU NEWS

SU Health Insurance Covers Hearing Aids

Do you often ask others 
to repeat what they say?
Do you need to turn 
up the volume on your 

television or car radio?
Do you dread going 
to noisy parties and restaurants?
 
 
If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, you may have a hearing loss.
 
The Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic wants you to know about an important health care benefit offered by Syracuse 
University. Syracuse employees and their dependents who are enrolled in the SUBlue, SUOrange, and SUPro medical plans

are now eligible for affordably priced audiology services and hearing aids.
 
 
The plan includes coverage, 
with member cost-sharing, 

for the following:
  • Hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aids, once every three years
     
If you or a covered family member
wants to take advantage of this 

important benefit, please make an 

appointment with the Gebbie Clinic at

315-443-4485 or 
gebbie@syr.edu
For questions regarding eligibility for 
the benefit, contact Syracuse's Office of Human Resources at 315-443-4042

hrservic@syr.edu
 
 
Even minimal hearing loss can affect your life.
 
 
In the United States, 48 million people
report some degree of hearing loss, of 
whom 60 percent are in the work force 

or educational settings.
In response to this growing epidemic, 
Syracuse University has modified 

its health plans to ensure eligible 

employees and their families have 

access to hearing testing and affordable 

hearing aid options.
Located on Syracuse's South Campus, the Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a leading diagnostic and treatment service facility, administered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in The College of Arts and Sciences.
 
 
The Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic,
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders,

621 Skytop Road, Suite 1200, Syracuse, NY 13244 

315-443-4485 | 
gebbie@syr.edu
 
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CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

REMINDER: SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, 10/3/14!

 
 
Jessie Ridley Foundation Scholarship

The Jessie Ridley Foundation is providing Syracuse Universi­ty students with the opportunity to receive financial assistance for students with documented permanent physical disabilities, merit and/or financial need for the spring 2014 semester. Prior­ity will be given to undergraduate students with visual impair­ments, hearing impairments or major mobility impairments.
Students receiving awards will be notified in early spring 2014. Funds will be distributed directly to the students’ bursar ac­counts within the spring 2014 semester. The amount of individ­ual scholarships is expected to vary according to financial need.
 
Access to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs is located on the second floor of Archbold North which is not accessible by elevator. Therefore, if you have a mobility impairment that prevents the use of a stairway, please contact our office and we will make ar­rangements to meet with you at an accessible and convenient location.
 
Financial Award:
The amount will vary depending on financial need.
The deadline to submit a scholarship applica­tion is Friday, October 3, 2014.
 
Contact information:
Completed application forms/releases must be returned or e-mailed to:
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs
202 Archbold North
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1513 (press option 2)
Fax: 315-443-4396

Call for Papers: Journal of Games Criticism


The Journal of Games Criticism (ISSN: 2374-202X) is seeking submissions from game developers, designers, bloggers, journalists, and academics for its January 2015 issue. JGC accepts articles, book reviews, experimental game reviews, and letters to the editor. This open access journal publishes peer-reviewed videogame criticism and analysis as well as essays on the topics of methodology and design.

This issue's submission deadline is November 15, 2014 and will be published on January 22, 2015. Submissions guidelines are available at http://gamescriticism.org/submissions/ and submission templates are available at http://gamescriticism.org/templates/.

Questions or submissions can be directed to gamescriticism@gmail.com.

Nicholas A. Hanford
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Games Criticism

 

The Association on Higher Education And Disability is thrilled to announce the Call for Proposals for its 38th annual conference,

 
"Diverse Perspectives: Creating a Vision for the Future"
 
July 13 - 18, 2015
The St. Paul River Center
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
 
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014
 
The Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers come together under the bluffs of historic St. Paul where they gather strength for the long southward journey. In the same way, members of AHEAD join together to learn from - and challenge - each other to seek exemplary ways to develop usable, sustainable and inclusive higher education environments for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities
 
The annual conference is the Association's hallmark event and draws participants from around the world who represent education, government, legal, research, and technology fields, among others. Attendees come together for an exciting mix of learning, policy development and face-to-face networking.
 
The 2015 AHEAD Conference has been designed to develop professional competencies, challenge perspectives on disability, and influence practices. This conference will explore and challenge our profession and perspectives.
 
We seek pre-conference, concurrent and poster session proposals focused on new points of view with regard to attitudes and mindsets, service delivery or specific disability focus on these topics and more:
  • access to instruction
  • faculty engagement
  • global disability perspectives
  • research efforts
  • solutions for the small DS office
  • upward career mobility
  • Career Services
  • Community Colleges
  • Veterans/Wounded Warriors
Special emphases of the 2015 conference include, Diversity and Social Justice, Disability Studies,
and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and its impact on higher education.
 
Full information about the Call for Proposals and submission instructions is available at:http://ahead.org/cfp/form.php
 
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Call for Participation: Students with Disabilities


Graduate students in the Collaborative Design Program are practicing a human-centered approach to design. Design is about people, therefore we'd like to meet a few students who are affiliated with the DCC, etc. for an observational research exercise called "A Day in the Life at SU".  A design student would spend time with you to understand the challenges you face on campus. We hope to find a wide range of opportunities to improve accessibility on our campus. If you are interesting in participating on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 until 12:30pm, please contact Professor Don Carr
at [dwcarr@syr.edu]dwcarr@syr.edu.

The 2015 Creating Change Conference Application

 
Dear LGBTQA Undergraduate Students:
The LGBT Resource Center seeks the participation of full-time undergraduate students at the 2015 Creating Change Conference sponsored by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF).  The goals of the Creating Change Conference are to create connections between students, and to develop leadership and advocacy skills for those dedicated to LGBTQA social justice movements.  The 2015 national conference will take place February 4-8, 2014 in Denver, CO.
 Students interested in attending the conference should apply by completing the following form: https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6fGw3e4WQpJ747b
This form must be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday, October 13.  If the form is not accessible to you, contact Bryan McKinney, Graduate Assistant (bjmckinn@syr.edu), and he will provide you with a .pdf copy of the form.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please note that students approved to attend this conference will be expected to leave Syracuse early morning on Wednesday February 4, and return to campus late evening on Sunday, February 8. Furthermore, students approved for travel will be expected to ensure that they do not have any academic conflicts during these dates of travel. Since the conference is in the spring semester of 2015, and students will not know which classes they are enrolled in, we expect all students approved for travel to meet with their instructors in the first week of classes (in the spring semester) to seek permission to miss classes, and to work on alternative deadlines for academic assignments. 
Please contact Bryan McKinney (bjmckinn@syr.edu), Graduate Assistant at the LGBT Resource Center, if you have any questions or concerns about the application process. 


For more information, please visit:
NGLTF Website: www.thetaskforce.org 
Creating Change Website: www.creatingchange.org
 
 All the Best and Happy Coming Out Month,
Bryan
 
Bryan James McKinney
SU Higher Education Masters Program Class of 2015

LGBT Resource Center, Graduate Assistant
Office of Student’s Rights and Responsibilities, Graduate Intern
SU School of Architecture Class of 2013


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is looking for a full-time Technical Assistance Coordinator.

The Technical Assistance Coordinator will play an integral role on ASAN’s community engagement team and will work closely with ASAN leadership to supervise the Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy, provide support to ASAN’s chapter network, assist in the planning and coordination of ASAN’s leadership trainings, and coordinate national self-advocacy efforts in conjunction with the Director of Programs, Leadership Programs Coordinator, and other ASAN staff. The job is a salaried position based out of ASAN's Washington, DC office.
To learn more about the position, click here.
Familiarity with the disability rights, self-advocacy, and neurodiversity movements, and ASAN’s work is a must. Prior experience with grassroots organizing and event planning and coordination is strongly preferred. We strongly encourage applicants with disabilities, as well as applicants of color, to apply. 
Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and 2 references to jbascom@autisticadvocacy.org.
Job responsibilities:
Coordinate and support the activities of ASAN’s national chapter network, providing:
  • Vetting & quality control for current and prospective chapters;
  • Resource dissemination as needed;
  • Technical assistance for chapter activities as needed;
  • Project coordination for national chapter projects;
  • Support in integrating ASAN’s chapter network with the rest of ASAN’s advocacy work;
Coordinate, track, and expand ASAN’s overall resource dissemination;
Facilitate ongoing resource dissemination for the Pacific Alliance, including:
  • Monthly webinars and accompanying written guides;
  • Regular website updates to reflect new resources, opportunities, and developments;
  • Regular email updates to a variety of constituencies on an as-needed basis;
Conduct ongoing outreach to a variety of Pacific Alliance stakeholders:
  • Moderate the Pacific Alliance online community of practice;
  • Lead systematic outreach to state groups, individual self-advocate leaders, and TA partners;
  • Manage relations with and connect self-advocates to existing leadership and advocacy opportunities in Pacific Alliance states and support Pacific Leadership Academy participants and alumni in their advocacy development following trainings;
  • Facilitate regular meetings among individuals involved in the Pacific Alliance consultant pool and mini-grant program, state TA partners, the advisory council, and other relevant parties;
Supervise and coordinate the Pacific Alliance consultant pool and mini-grant program;
In conjunction with the Leadership Programs Coordinator:
  • Undertake and coordinate preparations for ASAN’s annual Pacific Leadership Academy;
  • Assist in the preparation of other ASAN leadership trainings as needed;
In collaboration with the Director of Programs and in conjunction with other Community Engagement team members, work to integrate ASAN’s technical assistance programming with the organization’s broader activities and mission.
Skills needed:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps;
  • Familiarity with the GoToWebinar platform;
  • Knowledge of Doodle scheduling tools;
  • Strong phone, email, and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Superb organizational skills;
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team;
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once;
  • Ability to deliver assignments on a deadline.

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Dip-Hop Tour at OCC

 
OCC is hosting Warren “Wawa” Snipe, a Deaf rapper.  It will be in Storer Auditorium at OCC, 7:00pm on October 16.  Admission is $3/person with proceeds going to the OCC student ASL Club. 
 
More info about Warren Snipe is at http://www.diphopwawa.com/about/.  Please direct any questions about this event to the ASL Club advisor, Rebecca Dadey (rebeccadadey@gmail.com). 

First Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference (including Black Disability Studies)

 
In NYC; Friday, October 10th.
 
The National Black Disability Coalition will have a panel about their work on establishing Black Disability Studies.
Detailed conference information: http://www.csi.cuny.edu/programs/aads/conference.pdf.

Intersections of race, disability, ethnicity and healthcare (special issue of the journal, Medical Care)

 

Living on the Trans Tipping Point

 
 
 
 
 
Empire State Pride Agenda in partnership with
the National Center for Transgender Equality, SAGE Upstate 
and the Transgender Alliance of Central New York 
PRESENT
 
Living on the Trans Tipping Point
 
Wednesday, Ocotber 8, 2014
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
SAGE Upstate
431 E. Fayette Street, 2nd Floor Ballroom
(The Central New York Philanthropy Center)
Syracuse
 
 
Featuring:
Nathan M. Schaefer, Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director
Mara Keisling, National Center for Transgender Equality Founding Executive Director

Sheilah Sable, Empire State Pride Agenda Director of Organizing

Eoghann Renfroe, Empire State Pride Agenda Transgender Rights Organizer

Mallory Livingston, Attorney/Founder of the Transgender Alliance of Central New York
 
Refreshments will be served.
 

Airport Accessibility Planning Committee

 
11:00 a.m. on October 16th
 
From Carole Hayes Collier: “Greetings!!! This group could use some representation of people with psychiatric diagnoses in order to assure the best outcome for all people with disabilities.”  If anyone is interested, please contact Carole Hayes Collier at chc@tls-onondaga.org or Starr Guckert at sguckert@auroraofcny.org.  Thank you.

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