What We Are Learning: Human Anatomy (Lecture and Cadaver Lab)

Human Anatomy, a lecture and lab course, teaches graduate occupational therapy students about the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems through direct contact with a human cadaver. It’s a hands-on learning experience, a “rite of passage for students,” says Offiong Aqua, MD, who holds a joint appointment as a clinical associate professor in Steinhardt’s departments of Occupational […]

Janet Njelesani Awarded National Academy of Education (NAEd) Spencer Fellowship to Study Violence Against Students with Disabilities in Zambia

Violence at school exists in every country of the world, spanning across cultures, classes, education levels, and abilities. While violence occurs against all children of all demographics, those with disabilities are at a significantly greater risk than their non-disabled peers.  Janet Njelesani, an assistant professor of occupational therapy has been awarded a $70,000 grant from […]

NYU Steinhardt Hosts First Ever Autism Inclusion Conference

“I see ASD Nest as an investment in our children,” said Carmen Farina, Chancellor, NYC Department of Education in her powerful opening remarks at NestCon: The Conference for Autism and Inclusive Education, held January 18-19, 2018 at NYU. The atmosphere in the room was one of hope, positivity, and support as educators, school administrators, parents, […]

Steinhardt Study Finds West African Children with Disabilities Experience Violence from the Day They Are Born

A study published in BMC Public Health by NYU Steinhardt Assistant Professor Janet Njelesani, finds that disabled children in West Africa experience violence from the day they are born and significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers. Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from […]

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights: An Interview with Janet Njelesani on Educational Opportunity for Children with Disabilities in Zambia

Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy, researches how social, cultural, and institutional practices impact the education of children and youth with disabilities. Her work is influenced by her experience as an occupational therapist and disability inclusion technical advisor to international governments and United Nations agencies. Njelesani received Steinhardt’s Global Research Incubator Award in 2017 […]

Steinhardt Alumna’s Foundation Aids in Hurricane Relief

A month after being ravaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico is still struggling to meet such basic needs like obtaining much needed medical supplies, clean drinking water, and restoring power to those in rural areas of the islands. That’s where Danielle Butin (BS Occupational Therapy, ‘85) and the Afya Foundation come in. Butin […]

NYU Class Collaborates with Cooper Hewitt to Increase Accessibility

Art, accessibility, and technology converged this spring in the Cooper Hewitt Co-Lab, an interdisciplinary course through the NYU Ability Project focused on reimagining the collection of the Smithsonian’s design museum for museumgoers with disabilities. Luke DuBois, co-director of the Ability Project and associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at Tandon, learned from Caroline Baumann, director […]