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 […]

Books from Our Faculty: Changes in the Brain: Impact on Daily Life by Yael Goverover

Changes in the Brain:  Impact on Daily Life (Springer, 2017) Goverover, Yael., Chiaravalloti, Nancy D., Editors In Changes in the Brain, Yael Goverover, associate professor of occupational therapy, and  Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, show how societal and cultural expectations can shape the context and experience of disability. In this edited volume, experts across brain-related fields discuss how […]

Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe

Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory […]

ASD Nest Support Project Awarded Contract by NYC DOE to Continue Work Supporting Autism Program

The NYU ASD Nest Support Project has been awarded a $929,100, one-year contract from the New York City Department of Education to provide support services for its ASD Nest Program, which now serves more than 1,000 children with autism in 39 public schools across the city. The grant also includes funding to train Department of […]

NYU ABILITY Project Honored by NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities presented the NYU ABILITY Project with the ADA Sapolin Award in a ceremony yesterday evening at Gracie Mansion. Each year, the Mayor and Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities present four ADA Sapolin Awards, named after Matthew Sapolin, the late […]

Study Finds People with Multiple Sclerosis Experience Challenges Managing Money

Managing money is a complex, cognitively demanding task – which can present a significant challenge for people living with multiple sclerosis. In the first-ever study examining money management in people with the central nervous system autoimmune disease, individuals with multiple sclerosis reported and demonstrated more problems managing money than those without the disease. The findings […]