[Athen] FW: CALL FOR PAPERS/SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability

Lissner, Scott Lissner.2 at osu.edu
Sat Nov 12 15:26:05 PST 2011

Twelfth Annual <http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2012Conf/2012callforpapers.html>
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research

April 24 - 25, 2012
Held on The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

The theme for the Twelfth Annual Multiple Perspectives Conference, "Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research" reaches across disciplines, professions and modes of knowing for a fuller understanding of disability. The theme facilitates our twelve year exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition seen through the lenses environmental, theoretical and social constructs as well as personal experience.

Featured Speakers include:
Stephen Kuusisto presenting the Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture on Disability Culture and Art
Stephen Kuusisto is an author, poet, disability advocate, and director of Syracuse University's Renée Crown University Honors Program where he is also a University Professor of Disability Studies. Professor Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and the acclaimed memoir Planet of the Blind, a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." He has also published Only Bread, Only Light, a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press. Recognized by the New York Times as "a powerful writer with a musical ear for language and a gift for emotional candor," Steve has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, National Public Radio and the BBC. He speaks widely on diversity, disability, education, and public policy. His essays and poems have appeared in many anthologies and literary magazines including Harper's' The New York Times Magazine; Poetry; and Partisan Review. He is currently working on a collection of prose poems for Copper Canyon Press entitled "Mornings With Borges" as well as a collection of political poems about disability.
To read excerpts of Stephen Kuusisto's poetry, essays, blog posts and more visit http://www.stephenkuusisto.com/

LeDerick Horne presenting The Ohio State University's President and Provost's Diversity Lecture and Performance Series
As a child, LeDerick Horne believed he did not have much of a future. Classified as neurologically impaired in the third grade, LeDerick has become a successful spoken word poet, playwright, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and advocate. Recognized as a national speaker and advocate for people with disabilities, LeDerick uses his gift for spoken word poetry as a teaching tool presenting to groups across the spectrum. From the students and faculty at Harvard University to the youth and staff at correctional facilities his message focuses on increasing confidence, academic performance, self-determination, and self-advocacy by challenging conventional teaching styles and challenging his audience to look beyond negative labels. After graduating with honors from Jersey City University in 2003 with a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Fine Art, LeDerick released Rhyme Reason and Song (2005), an album of his poetry set to music, and co-created and performed in New Street Poets, a spoken word play addressing gentrification's effect on urban culture. His is second collection of poetry called Black and Blue (2011) was recently released and he is working with the writers of New Street Poets to develop a spoken word play called Commencement which addresses the stereotypes that shape our education system. You can sample LeDerick Horne's poetry on iTunes <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-and-blue/id435506737> ; Download a Poem by LeDerick titled "Dare to Dream" [Doc Format <http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2011/downloads/speakers/doc/DaretoDream.doc> | PDF Format <http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2011/downloads/speakers/pdf/DaretoDream.pdf> ] and find out more about his life and work at http://www.lederick.com/

Marilyn Bartlett presenting the Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Policy
Marilyn Bartlett began her career in education as a kindergarten teacher in a Montessori preschool in Munich, Germany, in 1970 She received her first academic appointment in 1980 as an assistant professor in Educational Leadership at Long Island University and later became a school assistant superintendent in Vermont before attending Vermont Law School.

After law school she served as an associate in a Manhattan as a law firm before returning to academia in 1994, as an associate professor at Dowling College where she co-authored their doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In 1999, she joined New York Institute of Technology as the director of graduate studies where she designed a post-master's program in Educational Leadership and Technology. In 2004, she became an associate professor at the University of South Florida. She was appointed Dean of the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2008 where she continues as faculty. Dr. Bartlett is well published and presents locally, nationally, and internationally on topics of educational law but many know her as the law school graduate with a reading and learning disability who was refused accommodations on the bar exam and became the plaintiff in Bartlett v. New York State Board of Law Examiners <http://lw.bna.com/lw/19980929/979162.htm> .

In the District Court decision, Judge Sotomayor described Ms. Bartlett and her learning disability:
"For those of us for whom words sing, sentences paint pictures, and paragraphs create panoramic views of the world, the inability to identify and process words with ease would be crippling. Plaintiff, an obviously intelligent, highly articulate individual, reads slowly, haltingly and laboriously. She simply does not read in the manner of an average person ... Despite this impairment, plaintiff obtained a Ph.D. in educational administration and a law degree. By virtue of superior effort and not a small amount of courage, Marilyn Bartlett has been able to succeed academically and professionally despite the limitations that her impairment has placed upon her."

Preference will be given to presentations that encourage conversations between communities, disciplines and perspectives or focus on the parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity.

Past programs and conference updates as they become available can be found at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm.
To be on the mailing list for the conference, send e-mail to ADA-OSU at osu.edu

The Multiple Perspectives Conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Proposals are due December 5th, 2011

Proposals may be submitted
* by e-mail as an attachment (Word, Word Perfect, TXT, or RTF formats)
* to ADA-OSU at osu.edu
* in the mail:
University ADA Coordinator's Office
281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210.

Proposals must include:
1) Names and (as appropriate) titles and institutions/employers for each presenter.
2) Contact information (phone, mailing address, and e-mail) if there is more than one presenter please indicate one individual as the contact and lead presenter.
3) Title of Presentation (12 words or less)
4) Short Description (30 words or less)
5) Full Description (700 words or less)

Please describe the content, focus and desired outcomes for the presentation using these questions as a guide.
* What is the format of the presentation (Lecture, Panel, Discussion, Performance, Other)?
* Who is the intended audience (educators, employers, businesses, advocates, students, consumers, researchers, or other)?
* How familiar should the audience be with the topic (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?
* What are your three main goals for the presentation?
* What will participants learn?

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.

At the Twelfth Annual
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research

April 24 - 25, 2012
Held on The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus
Poster Submissions are Due no later than March 12, 2012

The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception. A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research - $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200 and Community Service $100, Class Projects $200 at this year's competition.

Submissions may be based on:
1. Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to support future projects.
2. Independent & Supervised Student Research
3. Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or student organizations
4. Art & Performance
Posters can take a variety of forms including print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table; PowerPoint presentations, web pages or video presentations from your laptop ...
* Presentation materials must fit on a 3'x6' table or along 6' or less of wall space
* Presentation materials should present the information in 10 minutes or less
* Presenters or their designee must be present to interact with the audience
* Presenters must provide their own equipment

Visit these sites for tips on developing a poster presentation:
* http://denman.osu.edu/resources.aspx
* http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/index.cfm
* http://www.plu.edu/~libr/workshops/multimedia/posters.html

Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster must send the following information to ADA-OSU at osu.edu no later than March 12, 2012
1. Title
2. Short Title - 12 word maximum
3. Poster Format (Print, Model, PowerPoint, Video, ...)
4. Description of their proposed poster topic - 250 word maximum
5. E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter
6. As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation
7. A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project
8. Name of individual, Department or Organization to receive cash award should the project win.

Early submissions are encouraged. Submissions will be reviewed as they arrive; selected participants will be notified within 4 weeks of submission. Conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for all accepted presenters.

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.

L. Scott Lissner, Ohio State University ADA Coordinator,
Office Of Diversity And Inclusion
Associate, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Moritz College of Law & Disability Studies
President Elect, Association on Higher Education And Disability
Appointed, Ohio Governor's Council For People With Disabilities
Appointed, Ohio HAVA Committee
Appointed, Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues

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