Celia Feinstein, MA

Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
Phone: 215-204-1356
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Celia Feinstein, MA

Celia S. Feinstein is the Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Ms. Feinstein has been with the Institute since 1979 as Coordinator of Evaluation and Research, Assistant Director of Evaluation and Research and Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance. In January, 2012 Ms. Feinstein was appointed Co-Executive Director of the Institute and Associate Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education.

Ma. Feinstein completed her undergraduate studies in physiological psychology at Temple University and her Master's Degree in Medical Sociology at Temple University. Ms. Feinstein has completed her coursework in partial fulfillment of the PhD in medical sociology.

Ms. Feinstein has extensive experience working with people with disabilities and families through her training, technical assistance and research activities, specifically in the areas of leadership development, community-based training and technical assistance, quality of life assessment and waiting list development and management. Ms. Feinstein has also done a significant amount of work in the area of deinstitutionalization and has published extensively. She has also been extremely involved in the development of the self-advocacy and family support movements in PA and provided consultation to many states in regarding deinstitutionalization policy and research, quality of life assessment and waiting list strategies. Ms. Feinstein has served on legislative committees regarding waiting list issues and has served on a number of community and professional boards and committees including the Developmental Disabilities Council, the Disability Rights Network of PA, The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and Vision for Equality.