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 Aging Incubator Names Steinhardt Students Winners of 1st Annual Innovators in Aging Award

The NYU Aging Incubator has announced the winning team for the 1st Annual Innovators in Aging Award. The Innovators in Aging Award, launched in September 2017, invited NYU students to submit ideas for tools or resources that would significantly enhance the lives of older adults. The Aging Incubator received 27 submissions from NYU undergraduate and […]

NYU Steinhardt Hosts First Ever Autism Inclusion Conference

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“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 […]

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 […]

NYU Study Finds Need for Educating Older Adults on Outdoor Fall Prevention

Many older adults have fallen outdoors but lack an understanding of the risks for falling and how to prevent them, warranting efforts for outdoor fall prevention, finds a new study by New York University researchers. “Despite their frequency, outdoor falls receive little attention when it comes to education and prevention,” said Tracy Chippendale, assistant professor […]

NYU Steinhardt Launches Two More Online Graduate Programs in Health Fields

NYU Steinhardt has launched two new online graduate programs, providing students across the country and around the world with additional pathways for advanced degrees in occupational therapy and counseling for mental health. Both programs will welcome their first cohorts in September 2017. OT@NYU, an online Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, enables occupational therapists across the […]