Changing Lives at Home

Inclusiveness isn’t just something that we talk about or teach from a textbook. It’s a concept that our students, faculty and staff members tie into their work and lives outside of the classroom — far-reaching projects, community-focused programs, significant grants and more.

Institute for Disability Studies

Pulling together the work of five academic departments and several campus offices, this organization offers support, resources and answers to commonly asked questions for people with disabilities and their families.

Inclusive Recreation Resource Center

The central mission of this impressive online recreation database is twofold: to help locations become more accessible and to provide people with relevant information about the accommodations of New York state’s recreational areas. Destinations from parks to museums to baseball stadiums are included in the database.

Center for Speech and Hearing Disorders

Housed in the College’s Professional Studies Building, the center offers services to the Cortland community such as speech-language and hearing evaluations as well as speech and language therapy. It also serves as the clinical experience training site for students aspiring to careers in the field. Here, licensed American Speech-Language Hearing Association certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists train our students.

Adapted Physical Education Community Programs

Pick a day of the week and it’s likely an adapted physical education activity is taking place inside Park Center on the College’s campus. Staffed by physical education majors and supervised by faculty members, programs range from Monday Night Sports and Splash to Thursday Night Wheelchair Sports to a peer mentorship program. Community members of all abilities are invited.

The IM:PACT Grant

The Inclusion Matters: Partnering for Authentic Change in Teaching (IM:PACT) Project captures a major project funded by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It seeks to transform the College’s teaching preparation program in several ways: by boosting collaboration with public school partners, building on creative teaching models and increasing the number of students who meet the highly qualified teacher requirements. The goal is for future teachers to effectively serve students n inclusive classrooms.

Proud Supporters

We’re proud to support the ADA Legacy Project and its flagship publication Equal Access, Equal Opportunity.