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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Session 704: Overcoming Barriers for Students with Disabilities

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Until recently, many students with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Asperger’s syndrome found themselves faced with nearly insurmountable barriers when considering STEM careers. But increasingly diverse strategies are being employed to bring down these barriers, including the development of new assistive technologies. Various organizations are developing programs to help train teachers to work with students with disabilities, setting up mentoring programs, and promoting the use and development of the assistive technologies. This panel will feature innovative methods, practices, and programs that assist students with disabilities in STEM education.

 


Moderators
avatar for Richard A. Weibl

Richard A. Weibl

Director, Project on Science, Technology and Disability American Association for the Advancement of Science
Richard (Ric) Weibl is director of the Center for Careers in Science and Technology and director of the Project on Science, Technology, and Disability at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  His work in both roles focuses on the education, training and career development of the science and engineering workforce of the future.  Ric works with AAAS professional and career development programs to strengthen... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Margo Vreeburg Izzo, Ph.D.

Margo Vreeburg Izzo, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Director, Ohio State University Nisonger Center
Dr. Vreeburg Izzo is Professor and Program Director for the Special Education and Transition area at the Nisonger Center, a University Center of Excellence on Disabilities at the Ohio State University.  With over 33 years experience in the special education field, Dr. Vreeburg Izzo has extensive experience with transition to college and careers for students with disabilities.  Currently, Dr. Vreeburg Izzo is the Principal Investigator... Read More →
avatar for J. Phillip King, P.E., Ph.D.

J. Phillip King, P.E., Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University
Dr. King is a Professor and Associate Department Head in the Civil Engineering Department at New Mexico State University, where he has been since 1990.  He specializes in water resources engineering, and his research has included irrigation, hydrology, and water quality studies of the Rio Grande, as well as technical support for dispute resolution on area water issues.  Dr. King has worked with the State of New Mexico, irrigators... Read More →
avatar for Henry “Hoby” Wedler

Henry “Hoby” Wedler

Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Davis
Henry Wedler was born and raised in Petaluma, California, a small town about 40 miles North of San Francisco. Henry is now a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, working towards his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Inspired by programs offered by the National Federation of the Blind in high school and with encouragement from professors, colleagues and others, Henry gained the confidence to challenge and refute the mistaken belief... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7