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Posted byon June 5, 2012 at 11:32 AM EST
The first ever Department of Education National Transition Conference focuses on improving transition services for students with disabilities by forging new partnerships among federal, state and local officials, as well as private entities and community leaders.
Posted byon May 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM EST
Rosye Cloud, Director of Veterans, Wounded Warriors and Military Families, discusses the increase in eye injuries among our armed forces.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM EST
The struggles he encountered in the past while taking an interest in STEM, coupled with his current research in computer science for his doctoral program, Sina Bahram is an active agent of change for increased accessibility to and success in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM EST
With a confidence and a little practical assistance, Henry Wedler is convinced careers STEM are just as attainable for Americans with disabilties. A grauduate student at the University of California, Davis, Henry is living proof of that assertion, as he works toward his Ph.D, in organic chemistry.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST
For Chrisitine Reich, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Museum of Science, Boston, a passion for inclusion drives the efforts she and her staff take in making sure people with disabilities especially, leave places like museums and classrooms inspired and better able to take part in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM EST
At IBM, Dimitri Kanevsky, researcher staff member for Speech and Language Algorithms, firmly believes technology and innovation will be the fundamental achievements that allow for true equality in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM EST
Motivated by a desire to help others, John Boyer, founder of Abilitiessoft, Inc., continually works to eleviate the difficulties he faced growing up with a disability and finding that there was an inadequate amount of STEM material in offered in braille.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM EST
Virginia Stern has been working to change the probability of success and raise expectations for people with disabilities who are interested in, learning about or working in STEM environments.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM EST
George Kerscher is excited by all of the advancements making the visual aspects of STEM accessible to Americans with disabilities. Promoting and participating in joint efforts and initiatives, George continues to ensure that equal access to information and success in STEM careers is available to all those interested.
Making a Difference for Students with Disabilities in STEM Education: Understanding Facilitators and Barriers to SuccessPosted byon May 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM EST
Using her own disability as a barometer for change, Maria Dolores Cimini, a practitioner, scientist and Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation at the University at Albany Counseling Center, addresses the proof that people with disabilities can succeed in STEM.