NYU and AT&T Launch Tech Challenge to Empower People Living with Disabilities

Nearly 25 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), how can mobile technology be used to enhance the lives of people with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive disabilities? That is the question NYU’s ABILITY Lab and AT&T put to developers around the world by launching the first-ever Connect Ability tech innovation […]

Celebrating Art and Occupational Therapy: A Profile of Alumna Anitta Boyko Fox

Back in the day – graduation 1945 — Anitta Boyko Fox (BS ’45, MS ’47) was among the first wave of students to earn a degree at NYU’s newly established occupational therapy program.  Outside a war was winding down and Anitta found her calling working with returning veterans and helping a team of medical professionals create […]

A Global Partnership: NYU’s GIFTED Program Helps Girls in Rural Ghana Stay in School

Ghanaian educators reported that girls are staying in school as a result of extra curricular programs they have created under the guidance of NYU’s Ghanian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education Women’s Fellowship Program (GIFTED). Schools are enrolling more girls and keeping them engaged through special offerings that are designed to to harness […]

Steinhardt Researchers and Autistic Adults Aim to Bolster Self-Advocacy and Self-Esteem in Autistic Adolescents with New Web Site

Researchers at NYU  Steinhardt have teamed up with three autistic adults to launch a web site that provides resources aimed at instilling self-advocacy and self-esteem skills among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The site, www.projectkeepitreal.com, is part of the “Keeping It Real” project, a partnership between NYU Steinhardt’s ASD Nest Support Project and three autistic […]

Steinhardt’s ASD Nest Program and DOE Host Professional Development Day

Steinhardt’s ASD Nest Program kicked off the school year with a conference attended by Department of Education (DOE) staff members who work with approximately 750 higher functioning children on the autism spectrum in New York City Schools. More than 400 DOE staff members came out to the event, which took place on August 29th at […]

Gerald Voelbel of Occupational Therapy Department Builds a Case for Brain Mapping

  Following a year-long review of the most significant traumatic brain injury (TBI) research spanning 17 years, NYU Steinhardt Assistant Professor Gerald Voelbel, concludes that the use of the neuroimaging (brain mapping) technique, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), can be used to repair the brain. Voelbel’s conclusions are highlighted in his recent study, “Diffusion Tensor Imaging […]

CTSI Pilot Award from National Institute of Health Supports Occupational Therapy Protocol for Evaluating Elderly at Risk of Falling

The risk of falling increases with age, and the chance of serious injury increases with each fall.  For elderly patients with dementia, assessment and management of fall-risk are not a routine part of standard clinical care. With a pilot award from Langone Medical Center’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Jane Bear-Lehman, associate professor and chair […]