Disability Services

Wright State student crowned Ms. Wheelchair Ohio, advances to national pageant

Elizabeth Schrack

Wright State student Elizabeth Schrack won the 2014 Ms. Wheelchair Ohio pageant and will represent the state at a national competition in August. Continue reading

South of the border: Erendira López-García’s job at Wright State followed a twisting career path

Erendira López-García

After working as a dentist and teaching in Mexico, Erendira López-García is now associate director of clinical training in Wright State’s Office of Disability Services. Continue reading

Push Girls star to appear at Wright State

In addition to her work on Push Girls, Tiphany Adams speaks and advocates publicly on the topics of drunk and distracted driving, LGBT issues, nutrition, wellness and fitness.

Excerpt Tiphany Adams, who became a paraplegic at the age of 17 after being hit by a drunk driver, nevertheless pursued her dreams and became an actress, model, ability advocate, fitness enthusiast, speaker and star on the Sundance Channel docu-series … Continue reading

Sundance Channel’s ‘Push Girls’ star Tiphany Adams to visit Wright State

In addition to her work on Push Girls, Tiphany Adams speaks and advocates publicly on the topics of drunk and distracted driving, LGBT issues, nutrition, wellness and fitness.

The Wright State community can meet Tiphany Adams and view an episode of “Push Girls” on March 10 in the Student Union Apollo Room. Continue reading

Wright State names new disability services director

Thomas Webb, director of the Office of Disability Services

Excerpt Wright State University has named Thomas Webb its new director of disability services — a highly-regarded position at the campus that is known nationally and internationally as a pioneer in accessibility. Webb comes to Wright State from the University … Continue reading

New director of Disability Services is on the job

Thomas Webb, director of the Office of Disability Services

Thomas Webb, a veteran disability services advocate focused on equal opportunity for all students, started this week as the new director of the Office of Disability Services. Continue reading

Video—Superman doctor comes to aid of local Wright State student

Raj Soin College of Business logo

Excerpt The doctor who took Superman, Christopher Reeve, off a ventilator in 2003 has now become a 20-year old college student’s personal Superman. This summer, Daniel Darkow became the first patient with Spinal Muscular Atrophy to receive a Diaphragm Pacing … Continue reading

Raiderthon dance marathon is story of the year

The Top Ten Wright State Newsroom stories for 2013
A zumba routine had everybody throwing their hands in the air at Raiderthon.

We begin 2014 with a tip of the hat to the best feel-good story of 2013. Continue reading

Wright State celebrates grand opening of new Welcome Center

(L-R) Heather Rando, assistant director of academic support services with the Office of Disability Services; Seth Gordon, director of the Veteran and Military Center; Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, director of UCIE; Wright State University President David R Hopkins; Chair of the Wright State Board of Trustees, Larry Klaben; Jacqueline McMillan, vice president of Enrollment Management; Sukhmanjit Singh, student body president.

With the Sep. 4 grand opening of the new Welcome Center, Wright State University’s Dayton Campus is poised to leave a great first impression. Continue reading

Jeff Vernooy played key roles in making Wright State more accessible to those with disabilities

Excerpt Jeffrey Vernooy, who died Monday at 61, was the driving force behind many of the programs that make Wright State University one of the top disability-friendly schools in the nation, colleagues said Tuesday. A “tremendous role model,” Vernooy spent … Continue reading