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Celebrating Impact – Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (1849-1908)

Thomas Wiggins was born blind in 1849 to slaves near Columbus, GA. After the slave owner discovered he was blind, he was denied basic human rights until his mother interceded to save his life. The family was then sold at auction to General James Bethune who had children that were gifted pianists and singers. As [...]

By | February 23rd, 2021|

Celebrating Impact – Lois Curtis

If you heard of the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court case Olmstead vs. LC, LC stands for her. Lois has an intellectual disability and was forced into an institution at age 11 years, Georgia Regional Hospital. She fought to be released to live in the community but was denied, until an attorney from Atlanta reviewed the [...]

By | February 4th, 2021|

Congratulations to Karel Smith – recipient of Nisonger Center’s Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Karel! Karel Smith is the Administrator of Nisonger Center and the 3rd recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! This quarterly award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and values and is a true representation of ‘excellence’. Karel was nominated for demonstrating Excellence, Compassion, and Innovation. "Karel has managed business [...]

By | February 4th, 2021|

We’re Hiring! Program Coordinator – LEND

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program Coordinator (Job Opening 462942) – Coordinates LEND grant activities including: onboarding and participation of faculty, consultants, post-doctoral and graduate students in program operations; coordinates clinical training scheduling in Nisonger training clinics and community clinics; coordinates and schedules requests for clinical training from students outside of Nisonger Center; collects, [...]

By | November 12th, 2020|

Congratulations to Vanessa Rodriquez – recipient of Nisonger Center’s Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Vanessa! Vanessa Rodriquez is a Clinical Psychologist with Behavior Support Services and the 2nd recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! This award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and values and is a true representation of ‘excellence’. Vanessa was nominated for demonstrating Excellence, Compassion, and [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|

PSYCHOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center – UCEDD (https://nisonger.osu.edu) offers interdisciplinary clinical and research postdoctoral training in intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Nisonger Center offers flexible and individualized interdisciplinary clinical and research training in the areas of ID/ASD. Areas of emphasis can include diagnostics, the co-occurrence of mental health concerns in ID/ASD, [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|

The Nisonger Early Learning Program welcomes a new Program Manager!

Nisonger Center recently began a search for a new Program Manager; as Deanna Kropf is relocating to New York. Deanna has been a part of the Early Learning Program team as Program Manager since 2016 and served as one of the nation’s Act Early Ambassadors since 2019.  We want to express our deepest appreciation to [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|

Congratulations to Beth Gardner – recipient of Nisonger Center’s first Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Beth! Beth Gardner is an Early Intervention Team Lead/Speech-Language Pathologist in Nisonger Center's Early Learning Program; and we're excited to announce, the first recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! Developed & implemented this summer; this award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and [...]

By | August 5th, 2020|

Exciting Employment Opportunity

The Nisonger Center is now looking for a Program Manager to join our Early Learning Program. Program Manager (Job Opening 460424) – Program Manager to oversee the daily operations of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Nisonger Center; leads in the planning, implementation, and evaluate of ECE; identifies scope of program, including goals and expected [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|

Welcome Dr. Stephen Beetstra, Nisonger Center Dental Program Director!

  Nisonger Center welcomes Dr. Stephen Beetstra The Ohio State University Nisonger Center UCEDD/LEND welcomes Stephen Beetstra, DDS, MHSA, as Program Director of Nisonger Center Dental Services. Dr. Beetstra will be an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, College of Dentistry. Dr. Beetstra received his DDS from Baylor [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|
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