In April of 2023, the CUNY SPH Office of Accessibility Services celebrated our third annual CUNY Disability Awareness Month at SPH. Disabled people are the largest marginalized and underrepresented community. CUNY-wide, students with invisible disabilities, or sometimes called hidden disabilities, are provided with more accommodations than any other category of disabilities or disabling medical conditions.
Project LETS – Accessing Care at College – Practical guide to requesting accommodations for students living with an invisible disability
Supporting Students with “Invisible” Disabilities – 30:30 min/seconds; YouTube-captioned
– Intersections of Disability Justice and Transformative Justice – 4:20 min/seconds; YouTube -captioned, introduction to Moving at the Speed of Trust: Disability Justice and Transformative Justice 2:00:00 hour/min/seconds; YouTube-captioned
– Radical Self-Acceptance As Activism: The Laziness Lie – 1:15:46 hour/min/seconds; YouTube auto-captioned
– ADHD sucks, but not really | Salif Mahamane* | TEDxUSU – 13.22 min/seconds; YouTube auto-captioned
– Gambling on Humanity With An Invisible Disability | Lainie Ishbia | TEDxJacksonville – 12.13 min/seconds; YouTube-captioned
– Invisible Disabilities: Seeing Others With Compassion – 12:40 min/seconds; YouTube-captioned
– Panel: Living and working with an invisible disability: CUNY SPH students discuss their experience living and working with an invisible disability.
– Town Hall: CUNY SPH student only town hall on invisible disabilities: CUNY SPH student-only event, intentionally not recorded
In April 2022 the CUNY SPH Office of Accessibility Services celebrated CUNY Disability Awareness Month at SPH with two events. Disabled people are the largest marginalized and underrepresented community. In this first of a two-part series, we sought to illuminate the challenges and opportunities for creating and sustaining a more accessible and supportive learning and working environment for all who study, work and visit our campus.
– Series: Forging pathways toward a better informed and accessible CUNY SPH: Students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn about available CUNY and CUNY SPH resources, policies and services.
– Town Hall: Creating a braver and more inclusive CUNY SPH: CUNY SPH student-only event, intentionally not recorded
CUNY SPH marked CUNY Disability Awareness Month 2021 with a series of events that brought together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to illuminate the challenges and opportunities for creating and sustaining a more accessible and supportive learning and working environments for all who study, work, and visit our campus. We hosted talks, a webinar, screenings of several films organized around the themes of (in)Visibility, Inclusion, and Intersectionality.
– Presentation: Chicas Talk Disability and Intersectionality at CUNY SPH: Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations Lynn Roberts joined speakers Catarina Rivera, founder of Blindish Latina, and Mariella Paulino, founder of The Hearing Project, for a lively discussion on the case for disability inclusion and why it matters in all settings, with special attention placed on higher educational settings.
– Creating a Culture of Disability Inclusion and Equity: CUNY SPH student-only event, intentionally not recorded.
A member of the CUNY SPH Alumni Network, Catarina Rivera (CUNY SPH-Hunter College, 2016) aka @BlindishLatina and co-founder of Chicas Talk Disability, will present “The Disability Journey: Moving from Denial to Acceptance and Engaging in Advocacy.” In this talk, Catarina will share her experience smashing stigma associated with disabilities and engaging people with disabilities in a network of mutual support through dialogue and action. This event is co-sponsored by the SPH Office of Accessibility Services.