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Governor Proclaims November Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

posted: November 2018

GRAPHIC of Assistive Technology Month proclamation

Read the full proclamation


Institute on Disabilities Mini Course Lecture Series welcomes NPR's Joseph Shapiro

posted: October 2018

Photo of Joseph ShapiroShapiro's talk, "Out of the Shadows: The Disability Civil Rights Movement from No Pity to Me Too" will include disability history and a look at his reporting, including a recent ground-breaking series on the epidemic of sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities.

December 4, 2018: Pittsburgh
December 5, 2018: Philadelphia

Lecture Series Website/Registration


Save the Date - Mini Course Lecture with Joseph Shapiro

posted: September 2018

Presenter: NPR News Investigations Correspondent Joseph Shapiro
December 4, 2018: Pittsburgh
December 5, 2018: Philadelphia

More information about the upcoming lecture by Joseph Shapiro


October 17: Dance, Disability and Discourse

posted: September 2018

Photo of Ms. Sheppard using wheelchair and crutchesThe Institute on Disabilities welcomes Alice Sheppard for a dance performance and artist talk at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Event details and registration


Institute Mourns Loss of First Executive Director

posted: August 2018

sunset through soft grass stemsEdward Newman, founding Executive Director of the Institute, served from 1974 through June of 1992.

Edward Newman remembered


Nancy Thaler Retires; Former Institute Staff Named Successor

posted: August 2018

The Deputy Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs has announced her retirement. Former Institute Policy Director will serve as Acting Deputy Secretary.

Read more about the staff change at the Office of Developmental Programs


C2P2 Early Intervention 2018-2019 Session Dates Announced

July 2018

PHOTO: serious little boy wearing a suit and a capLeadership development training for families of children who receive Infant-Toddler Early Intervention or Pre-School Early Intervention Services.

Application period open until October 5, 2018


Disability Pride Week and Parade

June 2018

Disability Pride Philadelphia, graphic of event name includes photos of people with disabilities Events in Philadelphia June 11 - 16


This June: Trainings for Emergency Managers and Related Personnel

May 2018

Pittsburgh: Effective Communication for People with Disabilities in Emergencies will be presented by Joanna King and Kim Singleton of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh: AT DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Emergency Planning Guide and AFN (Access and Functional Needs) Checklist Workshop will be presented by Joanna King and Kim Singleton of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

Learn More about the emergency planning trainings


Graduate Externship Opportunities

April 2018

New graduate externships have been listed. Applicants must be matriculated and maintain good standing in a full-time graduate degree program at Temple University.

Learn More about Graduate Externships at the Institute


Leadership & Career Studies Registration Period Open

March 2018

Photo: Seated young woman in college classroomLeadership & Career Studies is a four-year certificate program which provides a college experience and develops academic abilities, career aspirations, work skills and independence for students with intellectual disabilities.

Learn More about Leadership & Career Studies


New Mini Course Lecture Series Dates Set for Spring '18

March 2018

Graphic: Mini Course Lecture Series LogoErik 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.

Read more about the Disability and Change Symposium


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