Recent Training, Leadership, and Service Grants

October 14, 2019

Effectiveness of TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Program (T-STEP) Laura Klinger (PI), Nancy Bagatell (Investigator). National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice Nancy Bagatell (Co-director). U.S. Department of Education; Office of Special Education Programs. This project will prepare a cohort of PhD students … Continued

Alumnus Stacy Wilson ’10 Involved in Diversity Initiatives

September 5, 2019

Stacy Wilson, MS, OTR/L, who received his degree in occupational therapy in 2010, has been on the go since then. He was a traveling therapist, worked in inpatient rehabilitation, and is now the supervisor of the OT, PT, and SLP department at WakeMed Acute Care in Cary, NC. He is also a new father to … Continued

Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Hosts Week-Long Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

August 30, 2019

Young adults from the Triangle with intellectual disabilities experienced an inaugural week-long skills camp in July tailored to support them as they transition to adulthood thanks to an interdisciplinary University collaboration called the Higher Education, Employment, Living Success (HEELS UP) Summer Intensive. The program is part of the recently established HEELS 2 Transition organization, an interdisciplinary collaboration among the … Continued

Anonymous Donor Establishes Occupational Science Discovery and Expansion of Knowledge Endowed Fund to Support PhD Program and Division Faculty

August 21, 2019

The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor to establish the Occupational Science Discovery and Expansion of Knowledge Endowed Fund. The transformational gift will provide support for faculty and/or PhD student research and scholarly activity in perpetuity. Funds may be used for visiting scholars, think tanks, and expenses … Continued

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Students Experience Fieldwork in Colombia

August 5, 2019

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy students Alli Little, Cassie Fraser-Ball, Kendyl Cole, Sarah Ginter, and Serenity Kingsbury completed a fieldwork experience in Bucaramanga, Colombia in March 2019. Sue Coppola and Ryan Lavalley led the trip, which the Universidad de Santander (UDES) hosted. During the trip, students and faculty learned about occupational therapy and … Continued

Faculty Publication Highlights

July 31, 2019

Faculty Publication Highlights The following publications highlight recent publications from our faculty and PhD students. Johnson, K. & Bagatell, N. (2018). “No, You can’t have it”: Problematizing choice in institutionalized adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, Advance online publication.https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629518766121  This study examines how the choices of institutionalized adults with profound intellectual disabilities during … Continued

Susan Szendry, PhD, Receives Community Engagement Fellowship from Carolina Center for Public Service

May 23, 2019

Susan Szendry, PhD, has received a Community Engagement Fellowship from the Carolina Center for Public Service for her project “Facilitating Access and Inclusion for Visitors with Disabilities at a Local Zoological Park.” Szendry is completing her project alongside Jordan McNeill in Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education. Nancy Bagatell, director of the Division of Occupational … Continued