Ina White, MA

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Pediatrics
335 George Street
Suite 3500
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
 
Phone: 908-527-2326
Email: iwhite8387@aol.com
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Last Updated: December 20, 2006

 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Community Outreach Coordinator
 
Discipline(s): Psychology
Education/Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
 
Education: Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Law, Pre-Service Training, Advocacy and Self-Advocacy.
Service: Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Law, Pre-Service Training, Advocacy and Self-Advocacy, Public Policy.

Vita/Bio

 

Ina White

Community Outreach Coordinator

EDUCATION:

     College:    Master of Arts, Speech Correction, 1975, Kean University

                    Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) Psychology, Speech Correction, 1971

                    Kean University, Union, New Jersey

     Special training: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), Washington, D.C. - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Network Training - Phase I Training - July, 1992; Phase II Training - July, 1993

JOB EXPERIENCE  (selected):

Community Outreach Coordinator

            February, 1980 - present - Institute for Human Services, Kean University, Union, New Jersey. (since 1984 also part of Elizabeth Boggs Center for Developmental Disabilities  -- a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Brunswick, New Jersey)

Adjunct Instructor

            January, 1981 -May, 1988; September, 1994 - December, 1994; September, 1996 - Kean University, Union, New Jersey

            Taught courses in Department of Special Education: "Introduction to Psychology of the Handicapped", "Career Education for the Handicapped", "The Exceptional Individual", "Introduction to Severely/Multiply Handicapped"

Adjunct Instructor

            Spring, 1990  -  Rehabilitative and Adaptive Technology Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey.

Training Developer/Trainer

            August-September, 1982 -  Leadership Training Seminar, Rutgers Center for Human Resources.  Co-sponsored by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, New Jersey Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, and Department of Public Advocate

            January-March, 1983  -  "Developing the Counselor-Client Relationship" Seminar, Rutgers Center for Human Resources. Sponsored by New Jersey  Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in cooperation with the New Jersey Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities.

            May-June, 1986  - "Self-Advocacy, Leadership and Networking" Workshops, Rutgers Center for Human Resources, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate

New Jersey Project Coordinator

            September, 1980-June, 1981 - University of Wisconsin Vocational Center's Vocational Education Models for Linking Agencies Serving the Handicapped

Advisory Board Member to Section 504 Enforcement Training Project

            October, 1978 - January, 1981 - Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

            Assisted in planning and implementation of training program and follow-up technical assistance in enforcement of Section 504 rights.  Helped conduct training sessions for disabled consumers in each of the Northeastern states from Maine to Virginia.

PRESENT SERVICE (selected)

            New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (NJCART) - (Vice-President, 1988-1992; President, 1992 -1994; Executive Board, 1994-2000; Board of Trustees, 2000-present)

 Barrier-free Subcode Committee of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs - (Chairperson, 1980-1991)

            New Jersey Transit ADA Task Force

            New Jersey Cultural Access Network (formerly New Jersey Arts Access Task Force)

            New Jersey Assistive Technology Advocacy Center Advisory Council - New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (Co-Chairperson)

PAST SERVICE (selected)

           

            New Jersey Special Education Advisory Council -New Jersey Department of Education -1997-200

            New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs - member, 1980-1991

PUBLICATIONS

            "Access Equals Freedom: the Barrier-free Law and Regulations", New Jersey Law Journal.  Vol. CXV, No. 26, June 27, 1985.

            Vocational Education Models for Linking Agencies Serving the Handicapoed: Handbook on Developing Effective Linking Strategies.  Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison - January, 1981 (contributing author)