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May, 27 2017

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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, Syracuse University Division of Student Affairs, 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.

 

SU HAPPENINGS

Steven J. Taylor Memorial Reading Series - May 5th: Facilitated Communication

SOE GSO - First Annual Graduate Student Write-In!

Photographs of "Cripping" the Comic Con and OrangeAbility 2016

Ten Tons of Love Needs Volunteers

Duck Race to End Racism - Purchase a Raffle Ticket

This Week at the Humanities Center

Betwixt and Between: Love, Freedom, and Liberation - Ernest Daily

Register for Intergroup Dialogue’s Fall 2016 courses

From La Casita Cultural Center

From the LGBT Resource Center

New Accessibility Training and Consulting Now Available from ITS

Maymester and Summer 2016 Courses offered

Course listings for the Fall 2016 semester for the Consortium for Culture and Medicine

SU NEWS

More than a Decade of Dialogue, C.A.R.E. Celebrates Continued Impact, Growth

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Take Disability History or Universal Design in Higher Ed this Summer

Opportunity to Contribute to a Self Determination Study

Academic Impressions Webcast: Universal Design - Proactively Addressing Accessibility on Campus

CFP: Intersecting Indigeneity, Colonisation and Disability | Disability and the Global South

CALL FOR PAPERS: Disability and Superheroes

Disability Studies Programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies

Postdoc Opportunity in the UK: Disability and Education

Special issue of Transformations out: Teaching Disability

First US Caption Studies conference

NYS DDPC  Youth Advocacy and Leadership Forum Technical Assistance & Evaluation RFP Follow-Up Survey

Apply for the 2016 NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

Call for Manuscript Proposals: Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence

“Studying Race Relationally” 

CFP: 4th Annual International Conference on Advances in Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCS) 2016

Paid Google Research with PwD

New Resources Available on the AHEAD Information Services Portal

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

DREAM Weekly Email, Disability and Higher Education in the News: April 17-30, 2016

FCC Notice re: Support for Real-Time Text Technology 

Irish startup wants to be a Google Maps for people with disabilities

Supermarket 'quiet hour' to help shoppers with autism

Georgetown newspaper on disability

Reading Sounds - Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culturere

Free webinar: Future of Closed Captioning in Higher Education

Tell the FDA: Ban Electric Shock Torture of People with Disabilities

Diversity includes disability - The PittNews

Odyssey Blog: Making Campus Events More Accessible

Call for Help with Rule Out Abuse Campaign

4 WHEEL CITY New "Anti Gun Violence" and SCI prevention Music Video

Disability.gov Update

Disability Scoop

Vatican Events to Focus on Living Fully with Disability

Book: Disability, Faith, and the Church: Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congregations

Compassion Training: Center for Healthy Minds


SU HAPPENINGS

Steven J. Taylor Memorial Reading Series - May 5th: Facilitated Communication

The BCCC would like to announce our Forth event of the Steven J. Taylor Memorial Reading SeriesThursday, May 5th @ 11:30am in the Tom Green Room in 361 Huntington Hall. 

The topic of the event this time will be Facilitated Communication and Tensions on Campus.

We will be providing snacks as well as ASL interpretation.

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SOE GSO - First Annual Graduate Student Write-In!

School of Education - Graduate Student Organization

First Annual Graduate Student Write-In!

Friday, May 6 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Jacquet Education Commons Huntington Hall

·    Space, time and atmosphere for productive writing

·    Food and drink - fuel for writing!

·    Prizes and give-aways to inspire and motivate you

·    Presentations on research, the writing process, job searches, and more

·    Opportunities to collaborate, revise, and review with friends and experts

Open to the entire SOE community

RSVP for the Write-In

Interested in presenting about your research, writing, tips and tricks, or something else your fellow graduate students could use?

Sign up for a presentation slot

For any accommodations, please contact Laura Jaffee at ljjaffee@syr.edu

Throughout the semester the SOE Council has listened to the needs and wants from graduate students requesting more opportunities to build community, write with grad students and faculty across departments, share research and writing with the SOE community, and of course access more funding. The SOE Council has found a way to immediately address all of these (except for funding                          ).   

Please save the date and attend the SOE Council First Annual Graduate Student Write-In on! 

We welcome all graduate students and faculty to join us for an hour, stay the entire day, or drop in and out. There will be three writing spaces available for independent writing and collaborative feedback driven writing. FOOD will be provided throughout the day and there will be a chance to WIN PRIZES!

In addition we have secured renowned education scholars from the School of Education to give informal talks on their own research and/or tips to help you advance in your academic writing & career! Attend these sessions to learn more about some of the SOE faculty and participate in a Q&A.  

If you are interested in sharing your current research, a method/theory you're excited about, writing/publishing tips, job search tips, or "What I Wish I Knew Before..." register to present using the link below. These will be very informal 30 minute sessions (10-15 minute presentations followed by Q& A). Time slots are limited, so don't delay.   

We ask all those (graduate, undergraduate, faculty) interested in attending the conference to register using the registration link below so we can make sure we have enough prizes and food!  Please feel free to share this email and save the date with other students and faculty who you feel would benefit.  

Any questions please contact Brandi Williams at bnwill01@syr.edu

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Photographs of "Cripping" the Comic Con and OrangeAbility 2016

Professional photographs of “CRIPPING” THE COMIC CON 2016

Professional photographs (by SU Imaging) of the DCC's 2016 "Cripping" the Comic Con and late night screening of Inside Out (film event hosted by Orange After Dark). Those images selected to be shared via DCC social media will have accompanying image descriptions.   

https://collage.syr.edu/pages/search.php?search=!collection4742&k=d54a82f698

Professional photographs of ORANGEABILITY 2016

Professional photographs (by SU Imaging) of Orangeability 2016. Those images selected to be shared via DCC social media will have accompanying image descriptions.   

https://collage.syr.edu/?c=4777&k=34efc8c1cf

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Ten Tons of Love Needs Volunteers

Volunteer for the Annual Ten Tons of Love Charity Drive


   

Duck Race to End Racism - Purchase a Raffle Ticket

Duck Race to End Racism

Saturday, June 11, 2016

NOON to 4 p.m.

Syracuse Inner Harbor

The 14th Annual Duck Race to End Racism will be held on Saturday, June 11, noon-4 p.m., at the Syracuse Inner Harbor. As the weather turns, Quackers was recently spotted migrating his way up the east coast back to the Inner Harbor. He’s looking forward to June and the Duck Race!

The Duck Race to End Racism is a free family festival that brings together people from all over the community. It features a huge line-up of children’s entertainment, cooperative games, face painting, community information booths and duck races galore. It is a celebration with people of many colors, many different backgrounds, and many different walks of life coming together to demonstrate what the world would look like if racism did not exist. Byrne Dairy provides free ice cream for all attending the event. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each to participate in the general public Community Duck Race, featuring a grand prize of $1,000 shopping spree at the DestiNY USA mall.

WHERE TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKET(s):

You can contact Marissa L. Willingham in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at mlwill07@syr.edu or 315-443-9676

-  OR  -

ONLINE: http://www.interfaithworkscny.org/event/duck-race-to-end-racism/

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This Week at the Humanities Center

We’re pleased to welcome Humanities Fellowship Advisor Alan Rutenberg (University of Tennessee) to SU this week, to share his expertise on seeking and securing humanities grants and fellowships to support your research. Special thanks to the College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of Research for supporting this series. 

During his 3-day visit, Mr. Rutenberg will offer four free workshops, open to all interested faculty:  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library

“Effective Applications for Humanities Funding & Fellowships: A Substantive Approach”

Learn about key strategies for conceptualizing and crafting compelling, competitive proposals for Humanities funding and fellowships (NEH, ACLS, Guggenheim, Rome Prize) 

THURSDAY, MAY 5

9:30 – 11:00 am (coffee available at 9am)

Tolley 304

“A First Step in Humanities Competitions: Short-Term Fellowships at Humanities Research Libraries”

Explore the importance of short-term residencies as a pivotal step in effectively pursuing larger awards and fellowships. 

THURSDAY, MAY 5

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library

“Fulbright Fellowships for Faculty: A Strategic Approach”

Learn key factors for developing successful Fulbright proposals, including review panels and their expectations. Faculty in all fields welcome: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Law, Arts, Journalism, Education, Business.  

FRIDAY, MAY 6

9:30 – 11:00 am (coffee available at 9am)

Tolley 304

“Humanities Fellowships for Recently Tenured Faculty: An Introduction and Incitement”

Recently tenured humanities faculty will gain tips and strategies for pursuing support, placing particular emphasis on projects of broad scope and high significance. For this workshop, please preview these links:


 

Betwixt and Between: Love, Freedom, and Liberation - Ernest Daily

Join Us this Friday May 6, 2016 at 6 pm - at the Community Folk After Center (CFAC)

805 E. Genesee Street - Syracuse NY

For a Presentation and Performance by Ernest Daily - CFE Graduate Student

Betwixt and Between: Love, Freedom, and Liberation

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Register for Intergroup Dialogue’s Fall 2016 courses

Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity, Tuesday, 3:30 – 6:15.

Women’s Dialogue on Race and Gender, Wednesday, 3:45 – 6:30.

Dialogue on Sexuality and Gender, Thursday, 3:30 – 6:15.

Register for Intergroup Dialogue online

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From La Casita Cultural Center

DIVERSITY IN READING

is a new campaign in support of La Casita's Bilingual Library throughout the month of April.

La Casita will be hosting special events beginning with the release of two new publications and a dance performance, all part of this month-long campaign.

MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN 

DONATE A BOOK!
La Casita's Bilingual Library serves nearly 60 children in its weekly dual language literacy programs. Children's books are always in demand! You can make an easy and affordable donation through our online wish list. Just CLICK HERE.

VOLUNTEERING & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for an academic internship or volunteer opportunity? La Casita has openings! Opportunities in education, social sciences, non-profit management, museum studies, library sciences, event planning, public relations, advertising, marketing, graphic design, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and more.  

For more information visit our website: lacasita.syr.edu

Tel: 315-443-2151 / Email: lacasita@syr.edu


 
 

From the LGBT Resource Center:

***Study Break. LGBT Resource Center. 750 Ostrom Avenue. Wednesday, May 4th. 3 – 5 PM. Coloring! Cartoons! Pizza! Ice Cream!

***The OutCrowd Magazine is coming out! Join us to celebrate, eat, and schmooze at the Launch Party. May 4th, 6 – 8 PM. LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue. 

***Queer-ious ‘Cuse. Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00 PM. Rescue Mission Food Service Center, 148 Gifford Street. Come discuss the landscape of social services for the LGBTQ community. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, request accommodations, or for more information, please email Junior Morse.

***Central New York Pride presents the Queer Queens of Comedy: Emma Willmann, Poppy Champlin, and Karen Williams. Wednesday, June 8th at 7 PM. Syracuse University Funny Bone at Destiny USA. General admission $25, VIP $40.
For more information, check out Funny Bone's website.
 
 
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New Accessibility Training and Consulting Now Available from ITS

SU seeks to ensure that all people regardless of individual ability or disability can effectively access University communications and technology.  Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce their new Walk-in IT Accessibility Help Desk hours. New this semester, the IT Accessibility Help Desk provides consultation on related topics, including video captioning, remediation of your PDF, PowerPoint, or Word documents to ensure accessibility, and identifying and fixing accessibility issues on your website. This new service is available Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ITS Service Center, in room 1-227 Center for Science and Technology, or by emailing accessibleIT@syr.edu.

Accessibility training workshops available 

ITS is accepting registrations for three training workshops that will build faculty and staff awareness of, sensitivity to, and proficiency in ensuring the accessibility of information communications and technologies. Creating Accessible Documents focuses on course materials and documents, Evaluating Your Website for Accessibility focuses on websites and online resources, and a new workshop called Video Captioning covers the basics of adding captions to video content.

The workshops will help participants understand accessibility, put it into practice on the job, and support Syracuse University’s efforts to ensure accessibility of documents, systems, and communications across campus. 

The workshops will be presented by Sharon Trerise and Kara Patten from ITS’s Academic Services team at the dates, times, and locations shown below. Each session has space for 12 participants. Seating is limited, so register early! There is high demand for this training, so registration is on a first-submitted, first-enrolled basis. Use the links below to register. 

About the workshops 

Register here for any of the workshops 

Creating Accessible Documents   

Overview

This three-hour workshop provides a fundamental overview of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Windows or Mac computers. At successful completion, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain and demonstrate the importance of creating accessible documents
  • Understand basic concepts of creating accessible documents
  • Understand best practices for creating accessible Word and PDF documents
  • Remediate legacy Word and PDF documents to make them accessible
  • Utilize the Office accessibility checker
  • Identify and correct common accessibility errors
  • Use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC’s accessibility checker 

All sessions are held Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. – noon as follows: 

Operating System     Day and Date                          Location          

Windows                  Wednesday, May 25                Steele Hall, room 001

Windows                  Wednesday, June 22                Steele Hall, room 001   

Evaluating Your Website for Accessibility 

Overview:

Designed for anyone who manages, creates or maintains web content, this workshop will discuss relevant concepts and coach participants through evaluating their pages against the accessibility checkpoints. The workshop will cover basic techniques for evaluating web content, including: 

  • Accessibility resources and tools at SU
  • Applicable legislation and compliance
  • Automated accessibility checkers
  • Steps for manually checking web page accessibility
  • A brief introduction to screen readers
  • Design considerations
  • Captioning vendors and tools 

Workshop Dates (all take place Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – noon in Steele Hall 001)

May 11

June 8

Video Captioning 

Overview:

The video captioning workshop is designed for anyone who manages, creates or maintains video content and is offered in two parts. Part one covers the basics of captioning as well as considerations when purchasing captioning services from third party vendors. Part two is optional and designed for those who wish to know more about creating their own captions. 

Part One: Captioning basics and third party services

  • Audience considerations
  • Caption types and terminology
  • Cost and resource considerations for DIY vs. captioning vendors
  • Vendor comparisons 

Part Two: DIY captioning

  • Hands-on experience with captioning tools
  • Caption file formats
  • Captioning rules and quality control
  • Costs and resources 

All video captioning workshops take place in Steele Hall 001 at these dates and times: 

Workshop Dates           Part 1 (Basics)           Part 2 (DIY)

Tuesday, May 24          9:30 – 10:45 a.m.        11:00 a.m. – noon 

Register here for any of the workshops 

Other topics 

If you are interested in learning about ensuring the accessibility of online and mobile applications, or other services and communications, please send an email to accessibleIT@syr.edu with a description of your interest and with any questions. Your input will guide the development of coming programs. 

For more information 

ITS offers a growing variety of resources to ensure accessibility for all members of the Syracuse University community. Visit the Technology Accessibility web page and check out the Accessible Technology Toolkit. If you have any questions about workshops, or other accessibility and technology issues, please send them in an email to accessibleIT@syr.edu.

ITS Accessibility Team

1-205 Center for Science & Technology

t 315.443.2677 e accessibleIT@syr.edu 

itsaccessibility.syr.edu


 

Maymester and Summer 2016 Courses offered

Deafness and Disability

DSP/600, class# 71522  M803

Summer Session II: July 5 – August 12, 2015

-online class-

Instructors: Steve J. Singer Ed.M C.A.S Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Cultural Foundations of Education/Disabilities Studies                                                          

Katherine Vroman, MS Education,  PhD candidate Cultural Foundations of Education / Disability Studies

Course Description:

Deafhood is not “a 'static' medical condition like 'deafness.' Instead, it represents a process - the struggle by each Deaf child, Deaf family and Deaf adult to explain to themselves and each other their own existence in the world. In sharing their lives with each other as a community, and enacting those explanations rather than writing books about them, Deaf people are engaged in a daily praxis, a continuing internal and external dialogue" (Ladd, 2003).

Deafhood confronts the colonization of an identity and language. The course tracks the emergence of Deafhood, juxtaposing it with deafness and disability. As a class, we begin by reviewing the history of Deaf people in America including educational and sociopolitical contexts. We then investigate the Deaf community’s claim as a cultural and linguistic minority rather than deafness as category of disability, excavating the significance and implications of this act. Drawing from Disability Studies Theory and Deaf Studies, the course moves between praxis and theory in order to gain a broader understanding of the emergence of disability cultures through the study of Deaf culture. 

Women, Rap, and Hip Hop Feminism

WGS 473 (#74107)/HOM (#74108)/WGS 673 (#74109)

May 16-27; Monday - Friday 1:00-5:00pm

Dr. Gwendolyn Pough

Feminism, rap music, and Hip Hop culture, at first glance, do not appear to be likely cohorts. In the male-driven, testosterone filled world of Hip Hop culture and rap music, labeling oneself a feminist is not a political stance easily taken. Thus, many women involved with Hip Hop culture do not take on the label of feminist even as their actions imply feminist beliefs and leanings. Much of the strong criticisms of rap music have been about the music's sexism and misogyny. And much of the attention focused on sex and gender have been in terms of constructions of Black masculinity, and rap music as a vehicle for Black male posturing. This course links feminism, rap music, and Hip Hop Culture.

Texts for the course include: Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation; When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down; That White Girl; Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip-Hop's Hold on Young Black Women; Home with Hip Hop Feminism.

 

CFE 700: Troubling Silence

May 16th-May 27th, Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-3:30pm

Dr. Dalia Rodriguez

106 Huntington Hall 

Silence has been conceptualized as antithetical to the liberation of oppressed groups. However, some scholars argue that such interpretations fail to recognize the different forms of and meanings silence take, as well as the ways in which speech acts are lim­ited. Educators have yet to understand the com­plexity behind the issue of silence (Montoya, 2000). We also do not understand how both voice and silence work together to illuminate the experiences of marginalized populations (Boler, 2005).  Rather than thinking about silence in opposition to voice, what if we were to think about silence as voice?  In this course we trouble silence by re-theorizing silence as oppression, resistance, and empowerment.  We will grapple with various questions including, but not limited to: What are the multiple meanings of silence in various educational contexts?  How does white silence function to reproduce racial micro-aggressions in predominantly white classrooms, and how can educators disrupt white silence?  How can we complicate how we think about voice and silence—For example when silence is misrecognized as the silence of the excluded other, rather than the silence being in the ears of the powerful.  When is the demand for the racialized “Other” to speak/remain silent considered empowering?  And when can speaking be considered a “strategy of surveillance and exploitation” (Bhabha 1994), reinsuring the authority of the dominant?  How do we listen for silence, and interpret these silences?  How can educators use silence as a form of pedagogical knowledge? 

We will be reading across disciplines to get at the complexity of silence (Lugones, Sherry Marx, Christine Sleeter, Hommi K. Bhabha, Linda Alcoff, Megan Boler, Audre Lorde, Alison Jones, Sherene Razack, Montoya, Lisa Mazzei, Franz Fanon, de Castell, among others), complicating what silence (and voice) means for the racialized “Other.”​

CRS 347: Mindful Communication Skills

Summer Session 1: May 23- June 30

Mon-Thurs Noon– 1:45pm

123 Sims Hall

Professor Diane Grimes

Activities include:

• Yoga

• Journaling

• Daily meditation

• Sharing mindfulness practices

3 credits

For more information:

dsgrimes@syr.edu

http://vpa.syr.edu/academics/crs

AED 400 / 600

Creative Leadership and Social Responsibility

July 5 - July 30

(an online course offering)

 Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr.

This online course addresses ways in which leaders and change agents perceive, make sense of, and affect their social worlds through the lens of creative practices emerging from the visual arts, design, and other creative disciplines. Coursework will explore systems for creative organization and activity, as well as metaphors for communicating leadership influence—two significant methods that leaders throughout society employ to grasp complex issues and prompt sustainable change. Moreover, this course is designed to acquaint and equip students with strategies for a socially responsible approach to creative leadership in diverse areas of teaching, leadership, and management. This course is for students interested in expanding and promoting the role of creative leadership in global society grounded in both theory and practice, and assembles the ideas of a community of arts & design educators as well as thought leaders from multiple creative and entrepreneurial sectors.

Creative leadership requires “complicated conversation”—the genesis of new paradigms for living, working, or doing are best aided by multiple perspectives and vantage points.

Course Title: PPE 700/EDU-700 - Meta-analysis 

The Meta-analysis course for the Maymester is open to registration.

The course is a 700 level that students can use for their masters or PhD program and it is a great opportunity to use the introduction of their research projects, thesis, or dissertation to generate a presentation or publication.

# of credits: 3

Maymester, M-F 8 am -12 pm

Description of the class: In this class, students will learn about the theory and application of meta-analytic techniques for quantitative analysis and review of scientific literature. The conceptual and statistical bases of meta-analysis will be reviewed, selected meta-analysis articles will be critiqued, and basic skills of meta-analysis will be applied. Students will learn how to use statistical software specifically design for meta-analysis. The objective of the course is to provide the student with the skills necessary to be a critical quantitative consumer of existing literature in an area of interest. Each student will independently conduct a meta-analysis in a literature of his or her choice.

Tiago V Barreira | Assistant Professor tvbarrei@syr.edu


 

Course listings for the Fall 2016 semester for the Consortium for Culture and Medicine

Consortium for Culture and Medicine

www.upstate.edu/ccm

A Cooperative Program of Le Moyne College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse University

Fall Courses

August 29 – December 9, 2016

Ethics & the Health Professions

Paul Prescott, PhD

Wednesdays 4:30-7:30 PM                                                

Room: TBD                                             

Upstate Campus

This course examines the origins and the use of ethical theories in the clinical, professional, organizational, and political-economic fields of action in health care. 3 credits

Death and Dying In American Literature

Deirdre Neilen, PhD

Wednesdays 4:15-7:15 PM                                               

Room: TBD                                      

Upstate Campus

This course intends to provoke thoughtful discussion and analysis about how we approach the subject of death and how we actually do or do not prepare ourselves for its actuality. Some controversy surrounding current health care issues is connected to the proposition that physicians should have end of life treatment and goals.  What do people mean when they say, “do everything”? What do physicians mean when they say “treatment would be futile”? What does it mean to be a health care proxy? We will explore these and other questions through our analysis of fiction, poetry, drama, memoir and film. 3 credits

Public Health Ethics

Sandra Lane, PhD, MPH

Mondays 5:15- 8:00 PM                                                      

Room 104 Falk Bldg.                            

SU Campus                         

This course addresses ethical issues in public health.  Public health ethics is a new area of scholarship practice that addresses population-level health issues, such as issues food stamps and health insurance, immunizations, public health research, legal and policy responses to infectious diseases and epidemics, and the role of religious and social values in setting health policy.  3 credits

CCM courses are open to upper division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty from the cooperating institutions, UUP members at Upstate, and members of the public who hold Bachelor’s Degrees.  For members of the public, permission of the instructor is required. 

Registration

Le Moyne students:  WebAdvisor    

Syracuse University students: My Slice

SUNY Upstate Medical University students: MyUpstate                           

Members of the public can register through any of the three institutions.

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SU NEWS

More than a Decade of Dialogue, C.A.R.E. Celebrates Continued Impact, Growth

 

 
 


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Take Disability History or Universal Design in Higher Ed this Summer

Take Summer Online Graduate Courses in Disability Studies (DIS) at the University of Hawaii!

http://www.summer.hawaii.edu/

Two Exciting Courses for Summer

Summer Session I: Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip Hop (Special Topics DIS 682)

Instructor: Steven Brown, Ph.D.

Overview of the history of disability from a disability studies perspective, a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying disability perspectives, focused on personal and collective responses to difference(s) based on disability. Learn how different societies have treated people with disabilities. Read & discuss policies, perceptions; living conditions; and roles of persons with disabilities historically, individually and collectively. Address ideas of impairment; politics and legislation; diversity; advocacy; and education.

Summer Session II:  Access to Higher Education for Students with Disabilities: Accommodations and Universal Design (Adv Seminar DIS 687)

Instructor: Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.

This asynchronous online course covers history, definitions, attitudes, approaches to access, and legal issues worldwide regarding the intersection between disability and higher education. It compares and contrasts accommodation and universal design approaches to access with respect to specific practices, the roles of stakeholders, and the beneficiaries when these practices are applied to instruction, technology, physical spaces and student services. It explores research-based and promising practices for preparing students with disabilities for success and for making postsecondary and educational products and environments welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by all students with a variety of characteristics that include those related to gender, race, ethnicity, culture, first language, age, learning style, ability, and disability.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa offers the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies, a 15 credit graduate level (master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral) program sponsored by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) in the College of Education. CDS also offers both graduate and undergraduate level Disability Studies Courses that can be taken as electives.
All courses are offered through distance education. For summer courses non-residents (international and out of state students) may pay in-state tuition rates.

UH Manoa Summer Sessions 2016

Session 1: May 23 - July 1
Session 2: July 5 - August 12

Class Availability for Summer is online NOW
Registration begins March 1

For questions about our certificate or courses, please check out the FAQ page or contact program coordinator Megan Conway at mconway@hawaii.edu 

www.cds.hawaii.edu/certificates

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Opportunity to Contribute to a Self Determination Study

The University of Kansas is seeking students to participate in a Self Determination Study

Researchers at the University of Kansas are developing and validating a new measure of self-determination, the Self-Determination Inventory: Self-Report (SDI:SR). The SDI:SR is a part of the ongoing research in self-determination conducted by Drs. Karrie Shogren and Michael Wehmeyer.  

Participants Needed 

Individuals ages 18 to 22 with disabilities will be asked to complete a 15-minute self-report survey. Students with any type of disability are welcome to participate. 

Benefits 

• An individual online survey report is generated based on student responses.

• Group data will be available to support instruction in self-determination.

• Participating schools and organizations will have access to the SDI:SR at no cost once it is validated.

• A $5.00 gift card will be offered to participants as a thank you for their time.  

Contact the researchers conducting this study at mailto:selfdetermination@ku.edu if you have questions. 

Student Online Participation: 

—  Go to: http://www.self-determination.org  

—  Click on the blue log in button at the top labeled “Students 13-22” and sign in with your name and school name.

—  Towards the end, you will be asked “Do you have a disability?” Make sure you answer “YES” and select a disability.

—  The student survey should take between 15-20 minutes. 

—  Once you have completed the survey, we will send a $5.00 gift card in the mail to the address you enter at the end of the survey. 

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Academic Impressions Webcast: Universal Design - Proactively Addressing Accessibility on Campus

Universal Design: Proactively Addressing Accessibility on Campus

June 22, 2016 | 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT

Move beyond reacting to accessibility issues on campus.

Learn how you can create a truly inclusive learning environment by applying universal design concepts. You will leave this training better prepared to design learning experiences that allow all students to achieve academic success regardless of their abilities.

To make this webcast accessible, we will offer captioning and transcript services. We will also distribute all materials in a format compatible with screen readers. Should you need any additional accommodations to participate, please contact Bridget Dattilo at bridget@academicimpressions.com.

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CFP: Intersecting Indigeneity, Colonisation and Disability | Disability and the Global South

Disability and the Global South Journal

https://dgsjournal.org/intersectingindigeneitydisability/

Guest Editors: Karen Soldatic (The Critical Institute) and John Gilroy (University of Sydney)

There is growing global recognition of the role of disability in shaping the lives of Indigenous peoples and the significance of having an Indigenous cultural identity in shaping the lived experience of disabled people from Indigenous backgrounds. Recently, we have been witnessing a burgeoning public policy environment, transnationally and at the nation scale, that seeks to combine the intersecting features of Indigenous cultural identity with the lived experience of being disabled. For example, the 14th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2015) featured heavily the impact of disability on the lives of Indigenous peoples including their ongoing ability to engage and perform customary practices, cultures and traditions. And the recent appointment of Aunty Gayle Rankine to the United Nations’ newly established international network of Indigenous peoples with disability is a testament to the growing international focus on the intersection of indigeneity and colonisation on the lived experience of disability.

This special issue seeks to open a space for critical debates and reflections on the issues and challenges of bringing together Indigeneity and disability as an intersecting identity. The overall aim is to question and challenge existing approaches to modern understandings of disability, how it is regulated, governed and experienced once the cultural identity of being Indigenous is positioned at the fore.

We are keen to bring together researchers, practitioners and activists, in particular those who are working at the edges of disability yet at the centre of Indigenous practice.  We hope to engage theoretical and empirical work situated within local knowledges, spaces and places. We encourage contributions exploring a range of themes including (not exclusively):

  • Experiences in engaging in/with Indigenous communities in relation to disability
  • Experiences of discussing and locating disability within an Indigenous standpoint
  • Ethical concerns and practices: modernity, medical science and Indigenous dispossession
  • Understanding, defining and conceptualising disability for research, policy and statistical purposes
  • The limitations of intersectional approaches for Indigenous/Disability praxis
  • Indigenous methodologies, standpoint and ethics in relation to disability policy and research
  • The white-settler enterprise and the Indigenous disability experience
  • Relationship between Indigenous Poverty, Dispossession, Alienation and Disability
  • Access to services and impact on Indigenous disabled people, including social, physical, emotional, psychological and/or spiritual well-being
  • Making research ‘productive’: from knowledge generation to local transformative action and practice

Those wishing to submit an article, please email an ABSTRACT to Karen Soldatic (ajks123@bigpond.com) and John Gilroy (john.gilroy@sydney.edu.au). Please insert ‘Submission for Intersecting Indigeneity and Disability Special Issue’ in the subject line.

Manuscripts will be sent anonymously for double peer review, and comments and recommendations relayed to authors through the editors.

Deadline for ABSTRACT submission: 1st SEPTEMBER 2016. 

FULL PAPERS due by: 1 APRIL 2017 for first round reviews.

 

Disability Studies Programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies 

The disability studies programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) have been recognized by The New York Times as being among the top three in the country, and are the first of their kind in the nation. Developed by expert practitioners and leaders in the disability industry, their programs offer an avenue for you to develop new skills, deepen your understanding of disability, and earn valuable credentials that can lead to career advancement. 

At CUNY SPS, you will learn how to assume greater responsibility and leadership as a service provider, advocate, researcher, or policy maker through convenient courses offered online and on campus at their mid-town New York City location. Additionally, the School's affordable tuition rates make access to education even easier. 

They offer programs suited for students of all academic levels, including:

Visit our YouTube channel to hear Academic Director Mariette Bates speak about the disabilities studies faculty, the field, and our current students. 

CUNY SPS is happy to answer any questions that you may have about these programs. You can contact them at information@sps.cuny.edu or 212.652.CUNY.

Postdoc Opportunity in the UK: Disability and Education 

The Liverpool Hope University in the UK is seeking a postdoc teaching fellow in disability and education

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Special issue of Transformations out: Teaching Disability

Special issue of Transformations out: Teaching Disability

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, a journal that invites college teachers to take pedagogy seriously as a topic of scholarly writing, is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue, Teaching Disability.  This issue explores how teachers and scholars engage with disability in the classroom, whether their own disabilities or their students’, and as larger cultural and political questions. Sarah Chinn joins editors Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey as Guest Editor for the issue.

  • When his ASL interpreters seem to drive a wedge between Joseph Michael Valente and his international students, Valente works through solutions, as he embraces his Deaf identity.
  • What does it mean to embody disability in the classroom? Ellen Samuels discusses how she connects Disability Studies with feminist pedagogy in a Teacher’s Talk with Sarah Chinn.
  • Bryan Villa brings his experience as a wheelchair user to design a booklet with the deceptively simple title, “Assisting a Person in a Wheelchair.”
  • “The ADD Generation,” a term that has been used to derogate millennials, leads Sarah Senk to develop a pedagogy of deliberation and delay.
  •  Seven shorter Methods and Texts pieces each take up a specific course or teaching suggestion.

If you're in disability studies, literature, anthropology, education studies, women's and gender studies, or experiential learning, you will especially want to read this issue.

Individual copies of this issue are $10 - quantities are limited. Visit our website (below) for subscription information. You can also find this issue on JSTOR and EBSCO. Past issues, available via JSTOR and in paper form for $10 from Transformations, include Teaching and Religion, Teaching Food, Teaching Popular Culture (double issue, $20), Teaching Under Attack, Teaching Sex, Teaching Digital Media.

Forthcoming issues include: 25th Anniversary Issue, Teaching Community, and Teaching Creativity

Contact:  Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors

New Jersey City University /Academic Affairs, Hepburn Hall, 309

2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Tel: (201) 200-3071  ·  Fax: (201) 200-3051  ·  Email: transformations@njcu.edu

Website: http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_Transformations.html

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First US Caption Studies conference

The first US Caption Studies conference takes place August 1-2, 2016 at Western Oregon University, this conference will feature speakers and panels presenting on an array of different caption-related topics—from closed-captioning to captioning research to CART to a caption user focus group. The three strands emphasized at the conference are advocacy, practice, and academic/research. The keynote is Dr. Sean Zdenek, long-time closed caption and accessibility researcher whose book, Reading Sounds, was recently released to much support and acclaim. For more information go to: https://www.wou.edu/wp/zobelg2/caption-studies-conference/

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NYS DDPC  Youth Advocacy and Leadership Forum Technical Assistance & Evaluation RFP Follow-Up Survey

NYS DDPC  Youth Advocacy and Leadership Forum Technical Assistance & Evaluation RFP Follow-Up Survey

http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b5ba8e60a1cc093a382200353&id=a17ecae654&e=9f1216015b

 

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Apply for the 2016 NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

2016 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The 2016 application is now open!

Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud offer eight (8) NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships in 2016.
The NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship is available to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing communications or media-related degrees. Each recipient will receive $5,625 for tuition and fees at their college or university.
This scholarship has been named in honor of Tony Coelho, a former United States Representative from California and the primary author and sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
For more information please visit the AAPD website.

DEADLINE: July 1, 2016 | 5pm ET

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Call for Manuscript Proposals: Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence

Call for Manuscript Proposals: Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence (Lexington Books), Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary Haldane (Series Editors)

Around the world, people are directly and indirectly affected by gender-based violence on a daily basis. With a commitment to methodological rigor, the Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence series draws from a range of cross-cultural contexts, with a global representation of different experiences, diverse responses, and innovative solutions.  Attending to structures at the macro-level, within and between organizations, and local level individual experiences, the Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender-Based Violence series emphasizes the role of applied and engaged social science research for addressing human suffering. The series will include monographs and edited collections that integrate social sciences frameworks and mixed methods to influence, shape, and change gender-based violence intervention systems and policy domains.

We are currently seeking proposals from a range of disciplines, geographical locations, and theoretical perspectives in order to bring applied insights to bear on the seemingly intractable problem of violence.  We invite you to contact us for more information about the series or to express interest in preparing a proposal.  More information can also be found at https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/LEX/LEXGBV#.

Jennifer R. Wies (jennifer.wies@eku.edu) and Hillary Haldane (hillary.haldane@quinnipiac.edu)

http://www.anthropology.eku.edu/ 

*New Release*

Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence: Global Responses, Local Practices

Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary J. Haldane, Co-editors and Contributors

Lexington Books, 2015

Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence

Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary J. Haldane, Co-editors and Contributors

Vanderbilt University Press, 2011

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“Studying Race Relationally” 

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture 20th Anniversary Conference

The University of Chicago

Thursday, May 12 & Friday, May 13, 2016

Scholars for several decades have conceptualized race as a social construction shaped in specific historical, social and cultural contexts, and accordingly have written works on specific racialized groups, illuminating their place within America’s racial hierarchy. But an emerging body of work has also begun to consider the relational nature of racializations moving beyond the analysis of how individual groups are formed in relation to whiteness to consider how they are formed in relation to each other. Relational studies of race posit that racialization happens dynamically; group-based racial constructions are formed not only in relation to whiteness, but also in relation to other devalued and marginalized groups (e.g. African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Pacific Islanders), whose own racialization is itself constantly in play. This conference on “Studying Race Relationally” seeks to explore these connections and dynamics.

Free and open to the public.

Space is limited. Please register.

Read full schedule & register at bit.ly/RaceRelationally


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CFP: 4th Annual International Conference on Advances in Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCS) 2016

CFP: 4th Annual International Conference on Advances in Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCS) 2016

November 14-15, 2016 in Singapore

http://culturalstudies-conf.org/

http://culturalstudies-conf.org/CallForPapers.html




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Paid Google Research with PwD

Greetings from the Accessibility Engineering Team here at Google!  As part of our efforts to make Google products more accessible, we conduct paid research sessions with users with all types of disabilities.  We conduct studies both in-person at our offices in SF and NYC, as well as remotely via video or phone.  Users who are selected for and complete our study sessions are generally compensated at $125 an hour, paid out in gift cards that are redeemable at a wide variety of retailers around the country.

If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in signing up for a study and testing our products, please visit this link.  Anyone who signs up at this site will be notified of upcoming research studies that are a match for his or her unique user profile.  The link above is shareable, so please feel free to forward this email along to anyone with a disability who you feel may be interested!

Don't have a disability, but still interested in testing Google products?  Please sign up here.

If you are not interested in receiving future notifications for our studies, please let me know directly.  You may contact me at ahertell@google.com with any questions or concerns regarding our user research program. Additional information on our current projects involving accessibility may be found at google.com/accessibility.  

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New Resources Available on the AHEAD Information Services Portal

Is it May already? As your busy academic year comes to a close, take a few minutes to enjoy one of your AHEAD member benefits. Check out some of the new items on the Information Services Portal to spark your creative energy, focus your summer projects, and/or generate ideas for using data in your work!

Are you taking advantage of this useful campus resource?

  • Find tips and strategies for working with your campus institutional research office (Go to the Campus-Based Data area and look in the Updates Box*)

 Are you curious about what some of your peers have been doing with data?

  • Read about Temple University's use of the AHEAD Program Standards in a strategic planning process
  • Check out Portland Community College's work to answer the question, does use of accommodations make a difference for students?

(Go to the Strategic Use area and look in the Updates Box*) 

Do you want to broaden your perspective about college students with disabilities? 

  • See these interesting studies including benchmark data from Canada and the UK

(Go to the Benchmark Data area and look in the Updates Box*) 

Want a quick update on some data-based disability resource activities that have been published in the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability? 

  • See article abstracts on
    • Supporting students in study abroad
    • Training for faculty and staff in Ireland
    • Universal design in clinical placements in the health sciences

(Go to the Research area and look in the Updates Box*) 

* Don't forget to log in so you can access these AHEAD member resources! 

We hope you enjoy these and other resources available on the portal.

Questions? Feel free to contact Sally Scott (sally@ahead.org)

AHEAD.org

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

DREAM Weekly Email, Disability and Higher Education in the News: April 17-30, 2016

From DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring

Sponsored by the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)

Click here for the Weekly Update on Issues Related to Disability and Higher Education 

Week of April 17-30, 2016

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FCC Notice re: Support for Real-Time Text Technology 

On April 28, 2016, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) to seek comment on proposals to replace FCC rules requiring support for TTY technology with rules requiring support for real-time text (RTT) technology.  The Notice is designed to ensure that millions of Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech disabled, and deaf-blind who rely on text-based communications are able to access communication over Internet Protocol (IP) networks and services.  RTT allows individuals with and without disabilities to communicate directly with one another, using text on a voice line without the need to buy a stand-alone device like a TTY.  

Some of the issues in the Notice include:

  • Proposed requirements for interoperability (so that any RTT user can connect to any other user, over any covered provider or device used by either party to the call);
  • A proposed requirement for RTT communications to be backward compatible with TTYs for a period of time, so consumers who still use TTYs can communicate with RTT users;
  • Whether to require specific features (e.g., conference calling, access to 911, the ability to call and be called using 10 digit numbers) so people with disabilities have accessible and effective text-based communications service, and
  • A proposed deadline of December 31, 2017 for larger wireless service providers (and a request for comment about an appropriate timeline for smaller providers). 

We will announce the public comment due dates for the NPRM when these become available.  

Links to the Press Release:

Weblink:              https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-real-time-text-proposed-rulemaking

Word:                   https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-339100A1.doc

PDF:                      http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0428/DOC-339100A1.pdf

Text:                     https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-339100A1.txt 

Links to the Notice:

Weblink:              https://www.fcc.gov/document/real-time-text-nprm

Word:                   https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-53A1.docx

PDF:                      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-53A1.pdf

Text:                     https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-53A1.txt 

For more information about RTT, please contact Suzy Rosen Singleton at Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov.

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Irish startup wants to be a Google Maps for people with disabilities 


 

Supermarket 'quiet hour' to help shoppers with autism


 

Georgetown newspaper on disability

Three recent articles in Georgetown's Hoya on disability-related issues:

(1) Complaints and Closures Strain Campus Resources

http://www.thehoya.com/complaints-and-closures-strain-campus-resources/

(2) Promote Awareness, One Story at a Time

http://www.thehoya.com/promote-awareness-one-story-at-a-time/

(3) Fighting for an Accessible World

http://www.thehoya.com/fighting-for-an-accessible-world/

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Reading Sounds - Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture


 

Free webinar: Future of Closed Captioning in Higher Education

May 12, 2016

11:00am to 12:00pm

Stanford Online Accessibility Program invites you to register for the free webinar The Future of Closed Captioning in Higher Education

In this webinar, Sean Zdenek, author of the book Reading Sounds: Closed Captioned Media and Popular Culture and an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, will answer exactly that question.


   

 

Tell the FDA: Ban Electric Shock Torture of People with Disabilities

Autistic Self Advocacy Network: PO Box 66122 | Washington, DC 20035

On April 22, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule to ban the use of electrical shock devices such as those used at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. ASAN has issued a statement with more information here. The FDA is currently taking public comments on the proposed rule. 

ASAN is preparing its own comments, but we also need all self-advocates and allies to submit your own public comments! The JRC’s supporters will undoubtedly be submitting comments of their own; it is crucial that the voices of self-advocates, our allies, and all those who oppose the inhumane use of electric shock to control the behavior of people with disabilities be heard. We need to send the message that these shock devices cause real harm and are never “medically necessary.”

To comment:

1. Go to  the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov

2. Enter the docket number  FDA-2016-N-1111

3. Follow the instructions to submit a comment.

4. You may also submit written public comment by mail to:

The Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration

5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061

Rockville, MD 20852.

We need your help to make sure that this proposed rule becomes an actual rule with real power. Below, we have some suggested language and scripts you can use in your public comments.

We can end the use of electric shock torture against people with disabilities in the United States. But we can’t do it without you. SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS TODAY.

Suggested Script: 

[I, Name,] strongly urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proceed with their proposed ban of electrical stimulation devices (ESD)s. Devices that deliver painful electric shocks pose an unreasonable and substantial risk of harm and have been the cause of incredible pain and suffering for people with disabilities. Their use is condemned by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. 

The FDA is allowed ban any medical device if it finds that the device presents a substantial and unreasonable risk of illness or injury. As the FDA notes in the proposed rule, there are and there have been countless adverse effects, both psychological and physical, of the use of these devices. There is no evidence that they are a valid or effective treatment. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the nation’s leading organization run both by and for Autistic people, has heard many firsthand accounts from people with disabilities who have had ESDs used on them. They report nightmares, overwhelming fear and anxiety, and traumatic memories associated with the use of these devices. Some have later developed psychiatric disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We have also seen records and videos from the only facility known to use the devices in the United States, the Judge Rotenberg Center, showing that these devices have frequently been used to abuse Judge Rotenberg Center residents. Although these devices can cause severe injuries, trauma, and distress even when used as intended, the potential for abuse poses yet another substantial and unreasonable risk. 

[Write why the FDA’s ban is important to you in a few sentences to a paragraph here. The FDA may discard your comments without this.]

I therefore urge the FDA to ban these harmful devices without further delay and their use in the United States. 

[End Script]

 SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS TODAY!

 

Diversity includes disability - The PittNews 

Diversity includes disability - Students and faculty with disabilities look for representation on campus

Odyssey Blog: Making Campus Events More Accessible

Call for Help with Rule Out Abuse Campaign

Rule Out Abuse Campaign Receives Major Endorsement

Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-principal investigator of the ACE Study -- a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente into the later-in-life consequences of adverse childhood events -- has endorsed the Rule Out Abuse Campaign. 

We are asking people to spread the word about the campaign by sharing our literature with medical and mental health practitioners.  See our "call for help." 

Any assistance you can give in disseminating information about this campaign will be appreciated.

4 WHEEL CITY New "Anti Gun Violence" and SCI prevention Music Video

FOR THOSE WHO HAVENT SEEN IT YET! Here is the highly anticipated "Welcome to Reality" Anti Gun Violence & SCI prevention music video! Thanks to everyone who made this possible! SHARE IT on your social media pages & Lets make this the new anti gun violence anthem for at risk youth all over the world! #stop #think #WelcometoReality #Gunsdown4sUp #welcometoRealitytour2016 #comingsoon #nycscia #bca #4wheelcity #bethechangeyouseek

VIDEO LINKS

FACEBOOK LINK: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154158255882661&id=165343232660

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/6PFaFL4ILNk (not captioned unfortunately)

 

  


Disability.gov Update

10 Things to Know about Housing

Beware of Scammers Offering to Help with Disability Applications

People with Diabetes Die Younger, Have Greater Chance of Acquiring Disabilities

Disability.Blog: Autism and Access to the American Dream - This blog was cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog.

Disability.Blog: “Authenticity Is Important to Me” by Guest Blogger Becky Curran, Coordinator of EEO and Diversity, SAG-AFTRA

Disability.Blog: Chasing Dreams by Guest Blogger Chisa Merriweather, Blogger at ChaseUrDream.com

 


Disability Scoop

Disability Scoop 5.3.16

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/emailers/ds160503.html 

Disability Scoop 4.29.16

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/emailers/ds160429.html


Vatican Events to Focus on Living Fully with Disability

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=29946

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Book: Disability, Faith, and the Church: Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congregations

A Midland University professor whose own life has been touched by disability recently published her first book, Disability, Faith, and the Church: Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congregations.

Published by Praeger, the book by Dr. Courtney Wilder, Professor of Religion, was released April 30.  

More info is available at https://www.midlandu.edu/midland-professors-first-book-be-released-april-30

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Compassion Training: Center for Healthy Minds

Center for Healthy Minds - University of Wisconsin-Madison

http://centerhealthyminds.org/well-being-tools/compassion-training/

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