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United Cerebral Palsy-Detroit, board member. 2006 - present  http://www.ucp-detroit.org

Reel Life Disability Film Festival, director. 2004-present.  http://www.reel-life-film-festival.info

Disability Network / Detroit - Wayne County, Detroit, MI. ADA Coordinator. Support and empower individuals and organizations to be leaders in enforcing the Americans with Disability Act. 2003 - present. http://www.bwcil.org/wayne.html

City of Dearborn, MI. ADA Coordinator and Liaison to the Commission on Disability Concerns. Charged with ensuring that city structures and programs are accessible to people with disabilities in coordination with the mayor's commission. Webmistress of commission web site. 2002 - present. http://www.dearborn-disabilities.org

Susan
Photo credit: P. Sue Kullen, Atypical Photos
Sexuality and Disability: Education Advocacy and Support. Via this website offer support to individuals with and wthout disabilities in regard to their sexual questions and problems. Individually and in groups offer supportive counseling. Available to do presentations and workshops on sexuality and disability. 1998 - present.  Email me.


Previous Positions
  • Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Schenectady, NY. Determined ability to consent, guardianship status and necessity of medical procedures. 1998-2001. http://www.cqc.state.ny.us/homepage.htm

  • Cayuga-Seneca ARC, Auburn, NY. Intern. Led a women's support group, created training materials for supported living staff related to activities of daily living, provided inservice training on "working dogs" in the work place. Assessed case files for ease of use and accuracy. 5/2000 - 1/2001 http://www.sencayarc.org/.

  • Society for Disability Studies, By-laws Committee member. 1999-2002. http://www.uic.edu/orgs/sds/

  • Bridge to Success, Syracuse, NY. Led international, graduate student support group. 1998-2001. http://students.syr. edu/news/columns/n-letter98.html#p3

  • Central New York Disability Service Office, Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disability, Syracuse, NY. Provided individual counseling, developed and led a sexuality support group and a grief support group. Conducted research regarding efficacy of sexuality support group. Assisted former residents of regional developmental center adjust to community life. 1/1999-6/2000.

  • Hispanic Heritage Project, Grand Rapids, MI. Fieldworker documenting Hispanic communities' founders life-stories. 1998. http://www4.gvsu.edu/latinos/description.htm

  • President's Committee on ADA Issues, Grand Valley State U. Assessed university ADA compliance. 1998.

  • Burnham Market Society, directory editor and Women's Institute, historian Norfolk, England. 1997-1998. http://www.burnhammarket.co.uk/

  • Washtenaw County Association for Community Advocacy, Ann Arbor, MI. Board member and/or support group president. 1985-96. www.acawashtenaw.org/

  • Plymouth Old Village Community Development Corporation, Plymouth, MI. Trustee, 1994. http://ci.plymouth.mi.us/cityservices-ovda.html

  • Community Opportunity House (Supported Community Living), Livonia, MI. Board member. Assessed homes for compliance with regulations and values. 1994-1995.

  • Curious Child, Plymouth, MI, 1990-1995. Owner and operator of book store specializing in books for children and adults relevant to crisis and identity issues of childhood.

  • A little place for little ones, NYC, 1983-1986. Provider of flexible, part-time, backup or respite care for children 9-18 months with and without disabilities.

  • SCAN-NY. (Supportive Children's Advocacy Network.) Crisis intervention counselor assigned to a pregnant woman who lost two of three children to foster care. Biweekly visits to her home in the South Bronx and daily phone support in Spanish. 1980-1986. http://www.9-11usg.org/subagency. asp?page=SCANNY

  • GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis), NYC. Assigned to a young, Spanish speaking man who initially had HIV, then AIDS. Organized support services: daily phone counseling, food delivery, hospital admittance, suicide watches, and burial. 1981-1986. www.gmhc.org/

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