Kathryn Fialkowski, MTS, Biotechnology and Ethics

Institute on Disabilities/UCEDD
Temple University
Ritter Annex 4
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-6560
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: January 05, 2017

Kathryn Fialkowski

Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Education Director
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Ms. Fialkowski directs the Institute on Disabilities' university-based education programs, including the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability, the Disability and Change Symposium, and the Disability Studies Certificate program. Ms. Fialkowski was an MIT Executive in Residence at the Media Lab's Center for Future Banking, a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Public Policy Fellow at the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Executive Director of The Arc Maryland. As an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grantee, Ms. Fialkowski received her Master of Theological Studies (MTS): Biotechnology and Ethics from the JPII Institute at Catholic University of America. She also holds a BA in Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University. The Fialkowski family were involved in several landmark cases including Halderman v. Pennhurst State School and Hospital, PARC v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Fialkowski v. Greenwhich Home for Children. Kate Fialkowski has worked on numerous national disability policy task groups including: "Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with a Member with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" (2011) and "Enabling Adults with ID Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Supports" (2012). National conference presentations include: "Including People with Disabilities in the Discussion of Domestic Abuse and Violence" (2016). Ms. Fialkowski and her brother David Fialkowski are active sibling advocates and have presented together at a number of events including Temple Institute on Disabilities Miniseries, "Siblings: Moving Beyond the Parent/Child Relationship" (2011).