Impact Stories (5 slides)

Happy New Year from the BBI Syracuse Office
BBI wishes you a Happy New Year
Dr. Blanck with University of Rennes law professor Sylvie Moisdon-Chataigner and Montserrat Perena of Spain
Bruce Sexton 2018 graduation with Dean Boise & Professor Blanck
Southeast ADA Center Annual Staff Retreat 2018
BBI Chairman Peter Blanck with Madame Chair Zhang Haidi and Mr. Xiangyang Hu, of China Disabled Persons Federation of Rehabilitation
Breaking Down Bias: Identifying and Eliminating Inequality in the Legal Profession
Former U.S. Attorney (NY) Preet Bharara & BBI Chairman Peter Blanck at SU College of Law Commencement 2018
Dr. Blanck & Leo True-Frost (CHAT Camper) at the Westcott Cultural Fair

Index of Impact Stories

  1. Happy New Year from the BBI Syracuse Office
  2. Peter Blanck with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to Proclaim First UD building in Ecuador
  3. BBI wishes you a Happy New Year
  4. Dr. Blanck with University of Rennes law professor Sylvie Moisdon-Chataigner and Montserrat Perena of Spain
  5. Southeast ADA Center offers online Tool Kit to celebrate 28th ADA Anniversary
  6. Bruce Sexton 2018 graduation with Dean Boise & Professor Blanck
  7. Southeast ADA Center Annual Staff Retreat 2018
  8. BBI Chairman Peter Blanck with Madame Chair Zhang Haidi and Mr. Xiangyang Hu, of China Disabled Persons Federation of Rehabilitation
  9. Breaking Down Bias: Identifying and Eliminating Inequality in the Legal Profession
  10. Saks Spring Symposium 2017 - Supported Decision-Making: Giving Mental Health a Voice
  11. Former U.S. Attorney (NY) Preet Bharara & BBI Chairman Peter Blanck at SU College of Law Commencement 2018
  12. BBI welcomes SU Chancellor and President Kent Syverud and College of Law Dean Craig Boise to Board of Advisors Meeting
  13. BBI Southeast ADA Center Welcomes SU Chancellor Kent Syverud
  14. BBI Southeast ADA Center Welcomes SU Chancellor Kent Syverud
  15. Dr. Blanck & Leo True-Frost (CHAT Camper) at the Westcott Cultural Fair
  16. BBI Receives $6.2 Million Award for Southeast ADA Center
  17. BBI Fellow Mizuki Hsu and husband Jeff Hsu with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in Japan
  18. September 2018 Madrid symposium on Supported Decision Making and United Nations Convention
  19. Dr. Blanck with Spanish Supreme Court Justice Francisco Marin Castan
  20. Secretary General Julio Fuentes Gomez and research team at Spanish Ministry of Justice
  21. Dr. Blanck speaks about "Empowering People with Disabilities" at King Carlos University in Madrid
  22. BBI Board of Advisors 2016 Spring Session
  23. BBI honors graduating research assistants and interns
  24. Joshua Heintz, Co-Chair, BBI Board of Advisors, & Peter Blanck, BBI Chairman, Board of Advisors meeting
  25. eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities
  26. Peter Blanck Addresses International Conference on "Disability Policy Entrepreneurship"
  27. The Fitness Inclusion Network (FIT-IN) a collaborative, cross-institution initiative

Research

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Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All! by Jonathan Martinis and Peter Blanck

The Burton Blatt Institute is proud to announce the release of Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!  written by by Jonathan Martinis and Peter Blanck. Jonathan Martinis and Peter Blanck tell Jenny’s story, including how she lost her rights under guardianship and won them back when she showed the court that she uses Supported Decision-Making (SDM) to make her own decisions with help from people she trusts. They’ll also show you how you can use SDM in your life, with family members, or people you support. They’ll give you practical tips and model language to help you request, receive, and use SDM in the programs and life areas people with disabilities use every day, including Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Person Centered Planning, Health Care, Money Management, and others.
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Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide by Larry Logue and Peter Blanck

The Burton Blatt Insitute is proud to announce the release of Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide.  written by Larry Logue and Peter Blanck and published by Cambridge University Press. According to noted Historian James Martin, "Larry M. Logue and Peter Blanck have provided a straightforward and extremely useful book that lays out a common sense and productive approach to the problem of what they call “the delayed human cost of the Civil War’s psychological traumas” (p. 6). They lead off with a thorough, if brisk, summary of the recent surge in studies of Civil War veterans. Logue and Blanck then methodically use the evidence from the unusually complete Massachusetts death records and the military and pension records of nearly forty thousand Union veterans embedded in the Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death database at the University of Chicago to test theories and established procedures for quantifying suicide rates in peacetime and in wartime. "
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eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities, by Peter Blanck

The Cambridge University Press is proud to announce the release of eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities written by Dr. Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D.  The book will be formally released at the Fourteenth Annual Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology.  Commissioned by the Coleman Institute, this exceptional book examines the rights of individuals with cognitive disabilities to equal access to web content protected under law.
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Supported Decision-Making: Theory, Research, and Practice to Enhance Self-Determination and Quality of Life, co-authored by Karrie Shogren, Michael Wehmeyer, Jonathan Martinis, and Peter Blanck

"Supported Decision-Making: Theory, Research, and Practice to Enhance Self-Determination and Quality of Life" comprehensively examines supported decision-making and how it can be applied in policy and practice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Published by Cambridge University Press.
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Events

  • 02-25-2020

    Webinar Series: Advancing Equal Employment Opportunities and Creating Inclusive Workplaces Part 8: Large Employer Initiatives and Public Sector Employment

    Sponsor: Hosted by: Southeast ADA Center; APSE - Employment First; Employment for All; WISE - Washington Initiative for Supported Employment; Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

  • 02-05-2020

    The Southeast ADA Center Will Broadcast the "ADA Live!" Radio Show: Episode 77: Making Our Elections Accessible: Equal Access for Voters with Disabilities

    Sponsor: Southeast ADA Center

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Cripping Cultural Diplomacy: Global Grassroots Disability Arts

Cripping Cultural Diplomacy: Global Grassroots Disability Arts

This keynote presentation discusses how cultural diplomacy and the arts combine disability pedagogy and inclusive education. Stephen Kuusisto describes recent collaborative workshops between The University of Iowa and Syracuse which have taken place in Guangzhou, China, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. These weeklong sessions include poets, dancers, and composers and have introduced disabled and non-disabled students to inclusive pedagogy and the fine arts. Each workshop forwards disability as a vital way of knowing while demonstrating how the imagination is a vital part of cultural awareness and exchange.

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