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Center for Opportunities & Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Opportunities & Outcomes for People with Disabilities

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‌The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities confronts the current challenges facing individuals with disabilities through its commitment to the production of knowledge and professional expertise aimed at supporting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society. 

The broad-based researchevaluation, and demonstrationactivities of the Center reflect an emphasis on empowering people with disabilities by increasing their capacity and opportunities for independence and self-determination,reducing their vulnerability to victimization and abuse, and addressing the disability-related issues of culturally and ethnically diverse groups, including women and minorities

The Center encourages national and international partnerships aimed at strengthening the connection between research and policy. 

Annual Leonard and Frances Blackman Lecture

2016 Leonard and Frances Blackman Lecture

Speaker:  Erik William Carter, Ph.D., FAIDD

               Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Registration coming soon

Saturday Enrichment Program for Children with Autism

A Traditional but Innovative Autism Treatment

This thematic Saturday enrichment program aims to improve academic skills (language and mathematics), social interaction and communication skills, and adaptive behaviors of children with autism.

Learn more

Contact Us

Coordinator: Hsu-Min Chiang, Ph.D.

Contact Person: Hsu-Min Chiang, Ph.D. * Email:

Phone: (212) 678-8346

Box: 223 * Location: Thorndike Hall 529H