Governor Proclaims November as Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania
"In special recognition of the importance of assistive technology, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim November 2015 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH. I encourage all citizens to become aware of the many ways in which assistive technologies contribute to the health, happiness and independence of our family, friends and neighbors."
Read the full proclamation
Online Sibling Focus Groups Coming Soon!
All people with disabilities and siblings of people with disabilities are encouraged to participate in our online focus group Thursday, October 29.
The outcome will help inform others about the needs of people with disabilities and their siblings.
Learn how to participate
Assistive Technology Expo and Vendor Fair
AT Expo set for November 20 on Temple University's Main Campus.
Learn more/Register for AT Expo
Art Installation at Capitol Rotunda Features Voices and Images of People with Disabilities
The Institute will present an art installation entitled Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services from October 19 until October 23. Location: Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg.
More about Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services
Mini Course Lecture October 21: The Importance of Belonging
Presented by David Pitonyak in Harrisburg. Workshop will examine the importance of relationships in our lives and ideas for helping people to build positive, enduring relationships.
Lecture followed by lunch and gallery talk at the Capitol Rotunda for Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services.
Learn more/Registration now open
Free AT Demonstration Days Scheduled for Fall 2015
Register for one or more of these free assistive technology demonstration days for people with disabilities.
Learn more and register for a demo
Apply Now for C2P2 Early Intervention
Apply for an upcoming session of free leadership development training for families of children who receive Infant-Toddler Early Intervention or Pre-School Early Intervention Services.
More information and how to apply
WEBINAR: Building Safe and Healthy Relationships
This webinar will explore understanding friendships, navigating the social world, and avoiding unhealthy relationships.
Learn more and register for webinar
New Videos from the Institute
The Institute's Criminal Justice/First Responders program has released new videos designed for law enforcement professionals, first responders, and families.
More about the Criminal Justice/First Responder Videos
Institute on Disabilities and its Staff Play Role in ADA 25th Celebration
The 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandating civil rights for people with disabilities, featured entertainment, remarks by dignitaries, a parade to the National Constitution Center, and more.
More about the Philadelphia ADA celebration
Temple University Recruits for Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
Temple University is recruiting students interested in pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies, a program which focuses on exposure to and study of disability from multiple perspectives.
Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
Institute and Staff Member Honored
The PA Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services and the Advisory Committee for the Blind of Pennsylvania awarded commendations to the Institute on Disabilities and an employee on June 2.
Commendations awarded - read the story
FOCUS GROUPS: Siblings and Self-Advocates
Two separate focus groups for siblings and self-advocates will be held at each of the following locations: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown, and King of Prussia.
Sibling focus groups - more information/how to apply
Fialkowski Papers to Reside at Temple University Libraries
Siblings David Fialkowski, Kate Fialkowski, and Mary Bisignaro formally donated the Fialkowski Papers to the Institute and named the annual Fialkowski Family Disability Studies award winner.
Fialkowski papers - full story
Webinar Series: Prosecuting and Defending Criminal Cases Involving Persons with Disabilities
This three-part webinar series is free and participants may participate in one, two or all three of the webinars.
Learn more and register for webinars
Register now for Spring 2015 Mini Course Lectures
Two mini course lectures for the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas are open for registration.
Learn more and register
Institute Hosts Third Annual Graduate Student Poster Session in April
The Institute's annual poster session allows graduate students to express their views on research in the disability field.
Learn more about the poster session