Cleveland State University

Disability Services

2012 Disability Awareness Week Sessions

The following information includes descriptions and handouts for the sessions held during the 2012 Disability Awareness Week. If you have any questions please call 216-687-2015 for more information.

Office of Disability Services Award Ceremony

  • The Office of Disability Services Award Ceremony honored several of CSU's faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated excellence in their service to CSU's disability community. We have selected several award recipients from nominations we received from our students.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 4:00 pm, MC 146

Lecture Series

We presented a series of educational lectures on disability issues in higher education. These lectures were designed to be useful for CSU faculty, instructors, and staff members. Any CSU students seeking careers in human service fields (such as education, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, and occupational/physical therapy) were also invited to attend any of the lectures in our lecture series. All lectures lasted approximately one hour.

How to work with students with Asperger's Syndrome

Presented by: Linda Casalina, M.A., R.N., Assistant Director of Disability Services

ADHD in a Post-Secondary Setting

Presented by: Todd Seibert, Ph.D., Psychologist, CSU Counseling and Testing Center

  • Dr. Seibert will discuss ADHD, treatment options for ADHD, common issues for college students with ADHD, and the best ways to facilitate success with individuals with ADHD.
  • Monday, April 2, 2012, 4:00 pm, MC 146

Creating Accessible Documents

Presented by: Jeff Dell, Assistive Technology Specialist, and Mary Theobald, Alternative Text Coordinator, CSU Office of Disability Services

Disability Services: What's it all about?

Presented by: Linda Casalina, M.A., R.N., Assistant Director of Disability Services

  • Learn more about federal law regarding disabilities, the values and roles of Disability Services in higher education, and how to work effectively with Disability Services offices to facilitate student success.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 1:00 pm, MC 146

The Accommodation Process at CSU

Presented by: Lindsay Varkula, M.A., CSU Office of Disability Services

Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Presented by: Linda Casalina, M.A., R.N., Assistant Director of Disability Services

  • Learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how these diagnoses influence students in the college setting. The common issues for students with these diagnoses and the best ways to facilitate their success in the college setting will be discussed. Special considerations for working with college students who are veterans will also be discussed.
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 1:00 pm, MC 146

Working with a Sign Language Interpreter

Presented by: Charles Imperatore, Sign Language Interpreter, and Jerry Gillinov, M.Ed., Disability Specialist, CSU Office of Disability Services

  • Learn more about the deaf community, deaf etiquette, and considerations for working with a sign language interpreter in the university setting.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2012, 9:00 am, MC 146

Assistive Technology

Presented by: Glenn Goodman, Ph.D., OTR/L, Professor/Director of CSU's Occupational Therapy Program, and Jeff Dell, Assistive Technology Specialist, CSU Office of Disability Services

Student Panel Discussion

Presented by: Cleveland State University's Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Each semester, the CSU Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a student panel discussion. The purpose of this discussion is to give CSU faculty, instructors, and staff more information about the experiences of students with disabilities at CSU. Each of the student panel members discussed his/her experiences at CSU, focusing specifically on what facilitated their success and on what hindered their success in the university setting. They discussed their accommodations, barriers they face, assistive technology and/or alternative text, and how faculty, instructors, and staff can best support them. Panel members and Disability Services staff were also available to answer questions.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2012, 4:00 pm, MC 122

Events at the Cleveland State University Recreation Center

Our experts, Dan and Dan, explaining the game.

Wheelchair Basketball

Jerry with the tip-off.

In partnership with the CSU Rec Center, we were extremely excited to host a Wheelchair Basketball game! This event was fun, educational, and an exciting chance to advocate for more inclusive recreation opportunities at CSU.

Wheelchair basketball dribbling is harder than it looks.
  • Monday, April 2, 2012, 5:30 pm, CSU Recreation Center Mac Gym

CSU Recreation Center Orientation Sessions

  • The CSU Recreation Center hosted several Orientation Sessions. During these sessions, a tour of the Rec Center, with a specific emphasis on equipment and activities that are accessible, was provided.
  • Kristin Hayes, a Rec Center intern who has worked diligently to increase inclusive recreation opportunities, led the Orientation Sessions.
  • All sessions met in CSU Rec Center Main Lobby
  • Monday, April 2, 2012: 12:00 pm, 2:15 pm
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012: 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012: 10:30 am

Beep Baseball Hitting Clinic

James getting ready to bat while the experts stand-by.

Presented by: Jeff Dell, Assistive Technology Specialist, CSU Office of Disability Services, and the CSU Recreation Center

  • Jeff, a skilled Beep Baseball player and coach, led a Beep Baseball hitting clinic. Beep Baseball adapts the game of baseball for blind and visually impaired individuals. This event is meant to be fun, educational, and an exciting chance to advocate for more adaptive recreation opportunities at CSU.
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 5:30 pm, CSU Recreation Center Mac Gym
Jeff giving a basic batting clinic. Four smiling spectators at their first beep baseball experience.

Aqua Inclusive: Inclusive Water Exercise Class

Presented by: Kristin Hayes, Intern, CSU Recreation Center

  • This inclusive water recreation class, for people of all ability statuses, meets weekly at the Rec Center. Even if you do not require modifications to physical activity, attending this class can support your wellness goals. You do not need to know how to swim to attend this class. Our new pool lift and a sturdy ADA-compliant ramp will be available for any class members who prefer to enter the pool without using the ladders. Activities can be modified for all physical differences (including disabilities, age, weight, etc.). An accessible locker room will be available for use before and after the class. All are welcome!
  • Monday, April 2, 2012, 10am, CSU Rec Center Instructional Pool
engaged learning

Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Disability Services
2121 Euclid Avenue
MC 147
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Main Classroom 147
2121 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.2015
Fax: 216.687.2343

Web Contact
Jeffrey Dell
j.dell@csuohio.edu
216.687.2015

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