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Friday, February 3, 2012

Registration Open: Multiple Perspectives on Acess, Inclusion and Disability - Student Poster Competition Deadline March 12


April 24 - 25, 2012
Held on The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

There will be twenty-nine concurrent sessions and three featured speakers at the  2012 MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES CONFERENCE <>
               Stephen Kuusisto presenting the Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture on Disability Culture and Art. Stephen Kuusisto is an author, poet, disability advocate, and director of Syracuse University's RenĂ©e Crown University Honors Program where he is also a University Professor of Disability Studies. To read excerpts of Stephen Kuusisto's poetry, essays, blog posts and more visit Steve's website <> .

               LeDerick Horne presenting The Ohio State University's President and Provost's Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series. Classified as neurologically impaired in the third grade, LeDerick has become a successful spoken word poet, playwright, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and advocate.  You can sample LeDerick Horne's poetry on iTunes <> ; Download a Poem by LeDerick titled "Dare to Dream" in Doc Format <>  or PDF Format <>  and find out more about his life and work at LeDerick's website <> .

               Marilyn Bartlett presenting the Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Policy. Marilyn Bartlett  has been a kindergarten teacher,  college professor, public school assistant superintendent, an associate in a law firm and college dean; is well published and presents locally, nationally, and internationally on topics of educational law but many know her as the law school graduate with a reading and learning disability who was refused accommodations on the bar exam and became the plaintiff in Bartlett v. New York State Board of Law Examiners <> .

Student Poster Submissions are due no later than March 12, 2012


At the Twelfth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research
April 24 - 25, 2012
Held on The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception.  A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research - $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200 and Community Service $100, Class Projects $200 at this year's competition.
Submissions may be based on:
*       Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to support future projects.
*       Independent & Supervised Student Research
*       Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or student organizations
*       Art & Performance

       For more information visit

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters
*       The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
*       The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University
*       The Office For Disability Services, The Ohio State University
*       The Disability Studies Program, The Ohio State University
*       Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues
*       The Kirwan Institute
*       Diversity and Identity Studies Collective, The Ohio State University
*       ADA-OHIO
*       The Wexner Center For The Arts
*       The Ohio State University Medical Center

L. Scott Lissner, Ohio State University ADA Coordinator, Office Of Diversity And Inclusion
 Associate, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
 Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Moritz College of Law & Disability Studies
 President Elect, Association on Higher Education And Disability
 Chair, ADA-OHIO
 Appointed,  Ohio Governor's Council For People With Disabilities, State HAVA Committee &
 Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues

(614) 292-6207(v); (614) 688-8605(tty) (614) 688-3665(fax); Http://
291 W. Lane Ave <> , Columbus, OH 43210-1266

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