“The Student Lens: An Opportunity to Change the Dialogue!”

Author: Randall Ward, M.A., LPC

• 10 years in Higher Education Disability Services: 5 @ Community College, 5 total at 4 year institutions: Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Purdue University • Prior 18 years as a Private Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor • Multiple Professional Presentations at the State, Regional and National level: “Disability: Another Aspect of Diversity, Social Justice, and Civil Rights”; “Re-Thinking the Disability Paradigm.” • Participant in Project ShIFT: Shaping Inclusion through Foundational Transformation, DOE funded research project. • 2014 AHEAD Diversity Recognition Award. AHEAD Representative to FARE-Food Allergy Research & Education. Director of Purdue University DRC and developed improved campus coordination for Food Allergy program.