OrangeAbility 2014: Accessible Athletics Expo
DATE: Sunday, March 30, 2014
LOCATION: Flanagan Gymnasium on the Syracuse University Campus
Come experience wheelchair basketball, power soccer, sled hockey, relays, and more!
You don’t have to be able-bodied to play, and you don’t have to have a disability to play accessible sports!
Drop by to join in, or sign up early to:
-Request specific Accommodations
Free and open to the public.
Parking will be available on site.
ASL interpretation will be provided.
SPONSORED BY: SU Disability Cultural Center, SU Department of Recreation Services, Move Along, Inc, SU Disability Student Union, SU Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee
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The Watson Symposium in the Humanities: Lives Worth Living!
Friday, April 4, The Watson Symposium in the Humanities will be held from 9 am – 4:30 pm in 304 Schine, with a public reception to follow.
This year’s theme is Lives Worth Living and will feature lectures and discussions with prominent experts on bio-ethics, disability, and contemporary medicine.
Syracuse University invites you to an HONORS RECEPTION FOR STUDENT VETERANS
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center
2nd floor, 401 University Place
Recognizing student veterans who have earned a GPA of 3.0
or higher for 12 or more credits completed.
Hosted by the Veterans Resource Center at University College.
Questions? Call 315-443-0358.
Anti-Bias Education Team "Who are you?" Postcard Project
Last fall, the Anti-Bias Education Team collected anonymous statements from students, faculty and staff answering the question, “Who are you?” The postcards submitted (approximately 200) will be on display in Panasci Lounge following the opening reception on Tuesday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m. in the Schine Student Center room 304ABC. Read more
The Rainbow Banquet
Doors open at 5:30pm
Dinner starts at 6:00pm
The Rainbow Banquet is Free to all
Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Students must RSVP via our link below
by April 21st
"When Your Heart Speaks" First of a three-part documentary series
Have you ever been called to do something … something that may seem impractical, or difficult for others to understand (including yourself), yet you know it’s what you must do because you heard it in the silence? That place within you that only you can hear. That place of ultimate authority–your heart.
44 Hearts presents the official screening of the first episode of a three-part documentary series, "When Your Heart Speaks," hosted by Jill Ouikahilo, produced by Lauren Teng ’14, on April 8 in Hendricks Chapel, with cultural performances by Zinda, One World, and Orange Bhangra. Reception to follow in the Noble Room.Watch the trailer
Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. For accommodations, contact email@example.com by April 1. Share me
DISABLED AND PROUD!
October 18 - 19, 2014
Syracuse University Campus
Disabled and Proud is a national conference for
current and future college students with disabilities -
the next generation of leaders on campus and beyond!
This conference will provide opportunities for students to connect, educate, and motivate each other to pursue their academic and social goals with intention and direction. Attendees will be encouraged to build more inclusive environments in their schools and on their campuses with the tools and resources provided by the Disabled and Proud conference and network of support.
Pre-register for Disabled and Proud to be the first to hear about registration opening, speaker announcements, new sessions, and more!
Our Call for Proposals is now open! Submit your presentation idea by April 28.
Become a Be Wise Peer Educator
BE Wise peer educators will be working with staff from the Counseling Center and Health and Wellness promotions to provide educational trainings and outreach on increasing awareness about alcohol use and alcohol poisoning. This includes giving presentations to classrooms, on and off campus students, and other groups that request information. Application deadline is May 9.Share the application
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Volunteers needed for Own the Dome event
|The Office of Admissions will host 500 admitted students for the second annual Own the Dome overnight on April 13-14. Last year’s event was so successful that over 80% of the participating students matriculated into the University.
Admissions is in need of volunteer support to help with the early evening portions of the program (the overnight portion is being staffed by Admissions). DSA assistance will be particularly valuable as greeters at the parent dinner. Please consider volunteering as it will be a terrific opportunity to engage with our prospective students and their families.
Description of volunteer opportunities. Sign up by March 30.
Questions, contact Peter Hagan, Associate Director of Admissions,firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Leadership Institute Class 2014-15
SLI is a vigorous year-long leadership development program delivered in partnership with divisional, academic, and community partners. Take a look at this one-pager for more information about SLI.
To nominate a student, complete the recommendation form for each student you’d like to nominate and return via email to email@example.com. Those students nominated will then be invited to apply.
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Federal Court Holds That Plaintiffs Have Standing to Pursue Housing Discrimination Claims Involving Failure to Provide Sign Language Interpreters
On March 12, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss disability discrimination claims against the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) for failing to provide effective communications for people with hearing impairments. Relman, Dane & Colfax represents Jacqueline Young and Latheda Wilson--two Housing Choice Voucher recipients with hearing impairments--and Deaf-REACH, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the self-sufficiency of people with hearing loss.
The decision in Young et al. v. D.C. Housing Authority, --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2014 WL 948317 (D.D.C., March 12, 2014) holds that all three plaintiffs have standing to bring claims under the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Fair Housing Act for DCHA's failure to ensure "effective communications" and to respond to requests for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. The court found that Ms. Young and Ms. Wilson had pled sufficient injury, and that Deaf-REACH has organizational standing based on its allegations that it had to divert its resources from other services in order to address DCHA's violations.
DCHA sought to dismiss the complaint on the ground that it had, after being sued, provided an interpreter on certain occasions to Ms. Young and Ms. Wilson. The court rejected that argument, finding it "questionable" that DCHA's remedial measures "will offer any real relief given DCHA's repeated failure over many years to provide ASL interpreters even when notified by Plaintiffs of the need." The court similarly rejected the Housing Authority's challenge to Deaf-REACH's organizational standing, affirming that Deaf-REACH's allegations of diversion of resources and frustration of mission were sufficient to support claims under the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Fair Housing Act.
The Relman Dane & Colfax legal team includes Megan Cacace, who took the lead on the motion to dismiss, Ryan Downer, Jenn Klar and Michael Allen. The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is co-counsel on the case.
UM reaches agreement to develop new accessibility policies, disability training
Essays in the Hastings Center Report in Honor of Adrienne Asch
Adrienne Asch: Memories of a Close Friend and Collaborator (pages 15–17)
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/hast.281
What Adrienne Knew: Living Bioethics (pages 17–19)
Susan M. Wolf
What's Left in Her Wake: In Honor of Adrienne Asch (pages 19–21)
Elizabeth F. Emens
REMINDER: National Park Service film screening and reception at Women's Rights NHP, Seneca Falls, NY
Please join us at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY for the National Park Service screening of “REBEL” and to meet the filmmaker.
- The festivities begin with a reception on Friday evening at 6:00 pm on March 28th following by the film screening.
- On Saturday, March 29th, the documentary will be shown again at 1:00 pm followed by a reception.
There will be ample opportunity for conversation with María Agui Carter. Come discover this little known piece of American history.
Request for Information on the Use of Results Data in Making Determinations Under IDEA
The Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education is requesting your input and comments. Please see the information below with a link on providing feedback. Please send by Friday, April 25, 2014.
Request for Information on the Use of Results Data in Making Determinations Under Sections 616(d)(2) and 642 of Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is requesting stakeholder input on how best to use results data (e.g., performance on assessments, graduation rates, and early childhood outcomes) in its accountability system under the IDEA. We believe that the Department must provide greater support to States' efforts to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities (children with disabilities). We need to ensure that States focus not only on complying with provisions of the law, but also on improving results for children with disabilities.
DATES: Responses must be received by April 25, 2014.
Disability Cultural Center
105 Hoople Building
805 South Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-4486
Fax: (315) 443-0193
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