Note-Taker Documentation

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Dick Maxwell Award Nomination

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Until his retirement from the university in June 1995, Dick served as the Assistant Director of the Office of Student Life Disability Services.

The Award

The Dick Maxwell Award will be presented to a staff or faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to a student with a disability or to the Office of Student Life Disability Services. The recipient will be presented with a special recognition at the Recognition Reception on April 14.

Eligibility

All full-time or part-time faculty and staff members at The Ohio State University are eligible to receive this award.

Award Criteria

The Award recipient will be selected for the following kinds of contributions:
• Significantly improving or enhancing the quality of the higher-educational experience in ways that make a substantial difference for a student with a disability.
• Contributing to outstanding and sustained improvement in the services provided by the Office of Student Life Disability Services, or their department in respect to students with disabilities.

Nomination Deadline

The nominations must be received by 5p.m. on March 31, 2017.

Nomination forms are to be returned to:
Eddie Bowles
Disability Services
098 Baker Hall
113 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus OH 43210
bowles.104@osu.edu
Phone: 614/292-3307
Fax: 614/292-4190

Nomination Process

Any student, faculty or staff can nominate a person or department for this award.

All nominations must include:
1. A completed nomination form.
2. A nomination statement (2 pages maximum). You may also submit your nomination statement in the form of an audiotape.

The nominating statement should include specific examples of the contributions that the nominee has made.

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The Dick Maxwell Award 2016

Until his retirement from the university in June 1995, Dick served as the Assistant Director of the Office of Student Life Disability Services.

The Award

The Dick Maxwell Award will be presented to a staff or faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to a student with a disability or to the Office of Student Life Disability Services. The recipient will be presented with a special recognition at the Recognition Reception on April 22.

Eligibility

All full-time or part-time faculty and staff members at The Ohio State University are eligible to receive this award.

Award Criteria

The Award recipient will be selected for the following kinds of contributions:
• Significantly improving or enhancing the quality of the higher-educational experience in ways that make a substantial difference for a student with a disability.
• Contributing to outstanding and sustained improvement in the services provided by the Office of Student Life Disability Services, or their department in respect to students with disabilities.

Nomination Deadline

The nominations must be received by 5p.m. on April 1, 2016.

Nomination forms are to be returned to:
Eddie Bowles
Disability Services
150 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43210
(Fax) 614/292-4190

Nomination Process

Any student, faculty or staff can nominate a person or department for this award.

All nominations must include:
1. A completed nomination form.
2. A nomination statement (2 pages maximum). You may also submit your nomination statement in the form of an audiotape.

The nominating statement should include specific examples of the contributions that the nominee has made.

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Samuels looks at broader social perceptions of disability

In her talk — “Will the Real Disabled Person Please Stand Up? or What’s Wrong With This Picture?” — Ellen Samuels focuses on the ways social media provides a window into broader social perceptions of disability, highlighting incidents involving Kanye West, George Takei and police killings of African American and Native people. On Tuesday (3/22) at 4 p.m. in Denney 311, Samuels will address ways these events bring the intersections of race, disability and policing into stark focus and result in policies that affect economic benefits, accommodations and civil rights for disabled people.
— > Read more
— > Contact: Margaret Price at price.125@osu.edu

The Lantern: “Forum seeks ways to improve university climate for students with disabilities”

In a recent article, The Lantern covered the “Claiming Our Space” forum for students with disabilities as part of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The forum took place last Wednesday in the Ohio Union. To read the article, visit: http://thelantern.com/2016/02/forum-seeks-ways-to-improve-university-climate-for-students-with-disabilities/

Discovering Sign Languages Around the World

You are invited to come meet Dr. Carol Padden, Professor in the Department of Communication at UC San Diego, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Awardee and author. She will be sharing her current research “Discovering Sign Languages Around the World” on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The event is free.

Location:
The Ohio State University
220 Sullivant Hall
1813 N High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-ohio-state-university-american-sign-language-program-9802599206

Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Perspectives Poster Reception

Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Perspectives Poster Reception
April 13, 2016 at the
Sixteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability
Held on The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus

Poster Submissions are Due no later than March 15, 2016

The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in the science, art, culture, politics and realities of disability.  A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation funds a reception and awards for graduate research, undergraduate research, art & performance, community service and class projects. Submissions may focus on any aspect of disability and may be based on independent or supervised student projects including research, art, performance, class projects or community service.   For full details visit http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2016Conf/2016callforstudentposters.html

Please Note:
The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

The Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture and Student Poster Competition are free and open to the public.  Held annually at The Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives Conference it is made possible through the generosity of ELA Foundation and its founder Margaret Stanton.  The Lecture honors Ms. Stanton’s grandmother, Ethel Louise Armstrong, who exemplified self-determination and resistance in the face of socially imposed constraints. As a young woman with a physical disability growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Margaret was inspired by her grandmother’s insistence on excelling in postsecondary education despite social conventions during her time that denied women, particularly those with disabilities, opportunities for school and work. Ms. Staton, a lifelong advocate worked in Washington DC promoting accessibility after earning her M.Ed.  In 1994 she founded the ELA Foundation to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities in the world.

This year’s Conference will be April 13th and 14th and will include:
AUTISTEXT: The 2016 Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture presented by Melanie Yergeau, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.
When autistic people disclose being autistic, we are often met with intrusive questions and hostile responses: Who diagnosed you? When were you toilet-trained? Well, you don’t look autistic to me.

INCLUSIVE CITIES: The 2016 Ken Campbell Lecture presented by Victor Santiago Pineda, President of World ENABLED, Chancellor’s Research Fellow, and Adjunct Professor in City and Regional Planning at the University of California Berkeley. Victor’s presentation is based on his international research, travels and upcoming book “Inclusive Cities: Governance and the Transformation of Disability Rights”.

A preconference training on Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal

Our concurrent sessions include presenters from across the country, Japan, Canada, Australia and the UK this year here is a sample of their topics:

  • The Intersection Of Race And Disability: How Institutions of Higher Education Must Embrace Simultaneity in Student Life
  • Potty Privileges: Applying Universal Design Concepts to develop an Inclusive Restroom Design
  • Reaching and Supporting Student Veterans with Disabilities in Higher Education
  • Designing the Arts and Autism Institute
  • Around the World in 80 Plans: Work/Study Abroad from Disability Perspectives
  • Ohio’s Statewide Consortia: THINK COLLEGE Updates on Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Beyond Point A to B – Transportation Access
  • Update from the Departments of Education’s Office For Civil Rights.

Registration opens soon This year’s conference and preconference fees have been lowered due to generous support from Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund, The Office of Distance and Electronic Education, The Student Disability Services Office, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and VSA Ohio.  These subsidies have lowered our full conference fee of $675 to:

Non-OSU Attendee
1 Day =   $60
2 Days = $120
Government Employees within the State of Ohio
1 Day =  $45
2 Days = $90
OH AHEAD Members
1 Day =  $45
2 Days = $90
OSU Faculty & Staff
1 day =  $30
2 Days = $60
OSU Student attending sessions & lunch
1 Day =   $ 5
2 Days = $10
OSU Student attending sessions only = Free

Autism Campus Inclusion 2016

Applications for Autism Campus Inclusion 2016 are due in 9 days! Get your application in today.

Click here to view and download the 2016 ACI application.

The ACI summer leadership training prepares Autistic students to create systems change on their college campuses. Accepted applicants will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training at Gallaudet University from May 28 to June 4, 2016. Participants will acquire valuable skills in community organizing, policy formation, and activism. Travel and lodging are fully covered by ASAN.
View our flyer

Watch the video of our 2013 alumni sharing their experiences
Applicants must identify as Autistic and be current college students with at least one year remaining before graduation. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network will cover travel and lodging costs for all ACI students. We especially encourage students of color, LGBT students, students with intellectual disabilities, AAC users, and students from other or multiply marginalized communities to apply.

To apply, please submit a completed application by February 21, 2016 to Natalia Rivera Morales at NRiveraMorales@autisticadvocacy.org with the subject line “2016 ACI Application.”
View and download the 2016 application here.

If you need assistance or accommodations at any stage, please contact Natalia Rivera Morales at NRiveraMorales@autisticadvocacy.org

Engineering Career Services Walk-Ins

Date: Wed Mar 9, 2016 (10:30am-3:30pm)
Location: Office of Student Life Disability Services

Engineering Career Services will be hosting walk-in hours at the Office of Student Life Disability Services. These will be quick, 10-15 minute appointments. During this time you may ask any career-related questions.
Topics could include but are not limited to:
-Resume review
-Interview advice/ practice
-Job/ internship offer questions
-Job/ internship search
-Disclosure
-Job search resources for candidates with disabilities

Please sign up for your 15-minute spot using the following link:
http://vols.pt/V2ksXL