Provides a full spectrum of integrated vision + healthcare services helping people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives.
ESPA is a federally funded training and technical assistance center cooperative agreement between Easter Seals, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration. It promotes cooperation between the transportation industry and the disability community to increase mobility for people with disabilities under the ADA and beyond.
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Starkloff Disability Institute
Colleen Starkloff is a career advocate for people with disabilities.
She is an expert on issues related to independent living; Universal Design, the history of disability issues, disability employment and public policy related to the disability community.
As a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Starkloff Disability Institute, she works to promote and foster full employment for people with disabilities. She consults with employers on training issues related to employment of people with disabilities in mainstream, competitive jobs.
Ms. Starkloff is often invited to speak on a variety of subjects related to disability rights, Universal Design, employment of people with disabilities and the emancipation of all people with disability.
President, Abilities OT Services and Seminars, Inc. and Irlen Visual Learning Center
Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, OTR/L, MS, has over 30 years experience as an educator, therapist and professional trainer. She has presented over 150 international continuing education training seminars on a variety of topics related to independent living services for people with disabilities and aging adults. She has degrees in both occupational therapy and special education with a specialization in assistive technology and environmental modifications. She is a certified Brain Gym Instructor and a Certified Irlen Screener/Diagnostician. She specializes in educational programming for students with severe disabilities and people of all ages with learning differences.
She is presently teaching the only Internet-based training program on accessibility consultation for medical and design/build professionals, with an international participation. She is currently the AOTA representative to the American National Standards Institute (ICC/ANSI 117.1) Accessible Design Standards Building Code Committee, the MD representative to the AOTA IDEA Partnership Advisory Committee , guest instructor at various universities and colleges throughout the USA and internationally, and board member of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association (MDOTA) as the MOTA Legislative Committee Liason for Third Party Reimbursement Issues.