Jerry Harris Black Disability Studies at SDS

Jerome Harris' most recent position was the Interim Director of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ).

Former Special Education Student Publishes Best-Selling Children’s Book

“I want Nelson Beats The Odds to resonate with young people, particularly African American males and students with learning disabilities,” Sidney said, “I was in special education and I know exactly how it feels to be stigmatized and labeled.”

Image of "Nelson Beats The Odds" author, Ronnie Sidney II autographing his new book.

Justice Denied: One Young Person's Story

D.M., age 20, January 4,2016

Google Awards TDI Two-Year Grant for Project in Web-Based Captioning Services

Millions of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Stand to Benefit from Highly-Accurate, Low-Cost, Captioning Services

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), is pleased to announce its receipt of Google’s $500,000 Impact Challenge/Disabilities two-year grant for a project to create scalable access to affordable, accessible, and accurate captions for any live event by combining available speech-to-text technology with real-time caption corrections made by event-designated peers in addition to caption streaming via the internet.

NJ Black Disabled Action Alert

Montclair State's Food insecurity and People with Disabilities Study​ is a qualitative study about New Jersey resident disabled/aging people's barriers experienced in grocery or market shopping environments, access to healthy food options, their problems with food shopping socially. There will also be conversations about family traditions. adapted kitchen strategies, or other ways they were taught to cook. 

Food is important, not just for living well, but also for connecting with other people where residents live and work. 


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image of Margaret Battle WinchesterMargaret Battle Winchester

Bridgeton, New Jersey

Mrs. Winchester was born in 1920. At the age of 29 she was diagnosed with vision loss. Relying on her inner strength and determination, inspired by faith, she continued to manage her household and parenting responsibilities.  Read more

Disability Inclusion Tool Kit

Disability Inclusion Toolkit

Black, Gifted & Disabled

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