New Mini Course Lecture Series Dates Set for Spring '18

March 2018

Erik Carter will present "Changing the Conversation: Engaging Communities in Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities" in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

More about the 2018 Mini Course Lecture Series

2018 Disability & Change Symposium - March 26 at Temple University

February 2018

GRAPHIC: logo for Disability and Change symposiumThe annual one-day symposium is scheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018.

Important Series Address Sexual Assault Epidemic Among People with Intellectual Disabilities

January 2018

The NPR series "Abused and Betrayed" features an Institute expert and will run January 8 through January 18, 2018.

More about the NPR series, including statement by AUCD

Leadership & Career Studies Open House Scheduled

November 2017

Temple student self-advocates at their desks in classroomNew four-year certificate program—Leadership & Career Studies—will hold an open house on Wednesday, December 9.

Open House Details

December 14th and 19th: Film Screening with Panel Discussion in Two Locations

November 2017

Graphic: Mini Course Lecture Series LogoA panel discussion featuring Margaret Wolfensberger Sager will follow the screening of the film Valuing Lives - Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization.

Screening details and registration

Leadership & Career Studies Student Registration Now Open

November 2017

Leadership & Career Studies is now accepting applications from individuals with intellectual disabilities for a four-year certificate program which provides a college experience and develops academic abilities, career aspirations, work skills and independence.

Apply and learn more

Governor Proclaims November Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2017

GRAPHIC of Assistive Technology Month proclamation

Read the full proclamation

Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking (C2P2) 2018 Applications Available

October 2017

Photo: 2 happy young children sit closely together on a benchBecome a leader by learning how to work with policymakers to make a difference in your community.
Apply by December 15, 2017.

Apply for C2P2

Senior Emergency Readiness Summit: November 14

October 2017

Graphic: Mini Course Lecture Series LogoCarolyn P. Phillips to lead discussion to help elder care professionals prepare for emergencies.

Register for the summit

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University awarded $2.7 Million Grant

August 2017

Small group of smiling Temple students pose together.The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living and Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Grant—full story

6th Annual Disability Pride Philadelphia March and Celebration

June 2017

Weeklong disability pride celebration in Philadelphia culminates with march, speakers, and performances on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

More about Disability Pride Philadelphia

#visionariesaremade - Father's Day 2017

June 2017

father and son are smilingWhat makes someone a visionary?

Father's Day photos, dialogue, and more

#visionariesaremade - Mother's Day 2017

May 2017

mother hugging a son who smilesVisionaries are not born; they're made.

Mother's Day photos, dialogue, and more

Disability Funding Rally

May 2017

smiling dad and 2 sonsAdvocates from across the state will advocate for fair funding for Pennsylvanians with disabilities on June 5, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA.

About the funding rally

Registration Open: Building Sustainable Personal Support Networks, One Small Step at a Time

April 2017

Graphic, rounded shapes suggest a rainbow of people with arms raised, around a central star Presenter: David Wetherow, parent, advocate, Microboard founder and seasoned trainer in qualitative program evaluation and person-centered planning.

Sustainable Personal Support Networks: Event Information

Official Launch: PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience)

April 2017

Through a tax free ABLE Account, people with disabilities will be able to save more money, gaining greater control of their own current and future financial position...

Read about the PA ABLE launch

CONES, a solo show about vampires, vision loss, and ice cream

April 2017

2 hands holding ice cream cones in front of brightly colored backgroundCONES, a solo show about vampires, vision loss, and ice cream

One free show only - Monday, April 25, 2017. Registration required.

5th Annual Graduate Assistant Poster Session

March 2017

female graduate student with her poster at crowded 2016 session Visit Temple University's College of Education on Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 4 - 6 PM to get a taste of what the next generation of researchers will be studying.

More about the poster session

Homeschooling and Inclusive Education Webinar April 12

March 2017

In this webinar, attendees will learn about homeschooling: related Pennsylvania laws, benefits for your child, requirements, secondary transition, and additional supports.

More info/Register

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Receives Grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

March 2017

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University has been awarded a High Impact Innovative Quality of Life grant by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The grant will fund the "Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia" program and will serve children (birth-6) with paralysis causing conditions.

Reeve Foundation Grant - full story

Institute Announces Small Grants for Assistive Technology

March 2017

Photo of Virginia Del SordoApplications for the Virginia Del Sordo Fund are now being accepted in order to help people with disabilities in Pennsylvania obtain needed assistive technology devices.

Learn more/Apply