Timeline created by tmariotti
  • SUNY Task Force

    “Out of survival”, a handful of Disability coordinators from the central NY area decided to meet periodically during the 504 days in the ‘80s”
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Passage of Americans with Disability Act
  • SUNY Task Force

    First SUNY DSC Constitution created; First President –Jean Fairbairn. Established as a “SUNY” network, independent colleges were involved in networking and advocacy provided to the state.
  • Bruce Polmeroy -AHEAD President

    Bruce Pomelroy, from Broome County College was the President of the National AHEAD.
  • Task force on Postsecondary Ed formed

    Task Force on Postsecondary Education and Disabilities prepared
    recommendations to NYSED in March 2000
  • Data collection Higher Ed with Disabilities Students (HEDS)

    SUNY DSC pushed to establish a funding mechanism and formula based on numbers of students with disabilities who self-identified compared to FTE
  • Chapter 219 Copyright law

    Strong advocacy for passage of Chapter 219 copyright Laws of 2003
  • Randy Borst -AHEAD President

    Randy Borst University of Buffalo, SUNY was an AHEAD President from 2002-2003
  • NYSDSC formed

    NYSDSC adding Independent, CUNY, and Proprietary Colleges. First higher education organization that all sectors combined efforts. Roger Purdy was instrumental in assisting with this collaboration.
  • NYSDSC -501(c)3 Status

    Official 501(c)3 Status
  • NYSDSC became an AHEAD Affiliate

    NYSDSC became an AHEAD affiliate
  • Interactive NYSDSC.org Website

    NYSDSC created a website with membership and interaction available
  • NYSED Advisory Council for SWD in Post-Secondary Education Created

    NYSDSC was involved in the establishment of the NYSED Advisory council for Students with Disabilities in Post –Secondary Education. Tamara Mariotti Co Chair with Regent Christine Cea
  • ADA TAP Law passed

    Influential in the passing of updated ADA TAP Law
  • Reader's Aid Law Updated

    Influential in the updates to the Reader's Aid Law
  • NYS Coalition of Students with Disabilities

    Influential in coordinating a grass roots effort for students with disabilities in higher education for NY.