Syracuse University is internationally recognized for its work in disability. Below are a few of our programs:
Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
The Access Program – an inclusive program with Onondaga Community Living, for students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities who have finished high school
The OnCampus Program – an inclusive program with the Syracuse City School District, for students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 16-21
Organizations and Services for Syracuse University Students
Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee – the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC) is an active group of disabled and nondisabled students who work to make Syracuse University more welcoming for people with disabilities, going “beyond compliance” with the minimum required by law
The Disability Cultural Center – the Disability Culture Center at Syracuse University will begin in 2011, creating a place for students for all students on campus to learn more about disability community, culture, and pride [link coming soon!]
The Office of Disability Services at Syracuse University – provides disability-related services and accommodations to Syracuse University students
National Centers on Disability
Burton Blatt Institute – promotes civic and economic participation of people with disabilities, especially through employment and business collaborations
Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies – conducts research, teaching, and advocacy to promote the rights of people with disabilities and disability as an aspect of diversity in society.
The Inclusion Institutes – a consortium of projects working toward inclusion in all levels of education, including Schools of Promise, the Institute on Communication and Inclusion, the Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center, and the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education
Disability-Related Academic Programs
Disability Studies – an interdisciplinary academic program for undergraduate and graduate students, studying socio-political aspects of disability
Inclusive Education – the Teaching and Leadership department at Syracuse University offers a variety of inclusive education programs, training educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels to become teachers of diverse students with and without disabilities.