Matthew Goldstein Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
The Goldstein Scholarship’s purpose is to support the persistence and graduation of CUNY students who must take reduced course loads as reasonable accommodations for their disabilities.
CUNY offers these scholarships in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein, whose career at our University is a testament to the core values of meaningful access and opportunity in higher education for all otherwise qualified students. Indeed, Chancellor Goldstein’s work has been keenly focused upon extending affordable, accessible and above all, excellent higher education opportunities to groups of students that have historically been underrepresented at CUNY, particularly those with disabilities.
Students considered for the Goldstein Scholarships must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Must be an undergraduate student, enrolled in a degree program
- Must be in good academic standing, i.e. a grade-point average of 2.0 or better
- Must be registered with a campus Office of Disability Resources & Services
- Must be certified as eligible to participate in the “ADA TAP” program by a campus Financial Aid Office’s TAP Certifying Official
- Must complete a Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Application by the application deadline.
In order to compete for a 2014 -15 Goldstein Scholarship, please complete the attached scholarship application and submit it to Access-Ability Services, Room D205, no later than June 25, 2014. The Office of Access-Ability Services is also available to answer questions about scholarship eligibility and provide reasonable accommodations in completing the scholarship application.
______________________________________________________________________________ Movies/Videos Related to Autism
"The Story of Luke" 95min (link takes you to promotional video of feature film)
"A comedy about Luke, a young man with autism who embarks on a quest for a job and a girlfriend. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer. Written and Directed by Alonso Mayo, based on his experiences at Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú, as seen in his research documentary “Just Like Anyone“. Winner of Best Film at Irvine International Film Festival & San Diego Film Festival, and Audience Awards at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival & Bahamas International Film Festival.
Luke, 25, is autistic and lives a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is suddenly turned upside down when his grandmother dies and he is forced to live with his dysfunctional relatives who have no patience for him or his senile grandfather, who they quickly force into a nursing home. Luke is left with his grandfather’s final semi-coherent words: “Get a job. Find a girl. Live your own life. Be a man!” For the first time in his life, Luke has a mission. He is about to embark on a quest." http://www.thestoryofluke.com/main-info-synopsis/
"I Want to Say" 27 mins
'I Want to Say' is a 27-minute documentary short, produced by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and production company Bodega, that tells the story of Hacking Autism, a newly adopted Autism Speaks initiative devoted to unlocking the voices of children with autism through technology.
The film sprang from the desire to share the true stories of hope of six children with autism who communicated for the first time through the use of touch technology. It highlights the growing prevalence of autism (recently reported to affect 1 in 88), the parents' emotional struggle to communicate with their children, and the hope and promise that came with introducing assistive technology to the autism community.
I Want to Say chronicles the lives of several children from the Hope Technology School in Palo Alto, an inclusive school with both typical and special-needs students working together. Students and teachers here, sparked the discovery that touch technology can empower those with autism to communicate with their families after years of silence and even tell their parents they love them for the first time. The film also features Temple Grandin, a hero in the autism community.
Kayla Takeuchi, a young woman we meet in the documentary, defines her goal as simply being able "to change the way people view us."
The film has screened at Industrial Light and Magic, Pixar and in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
"Understanding Asperger's Syndrome - Personal experiences" 15 mins
Karen describes the challenges of living with Asperger's syndrome. She shares personal stories and valuable insights into the often misunderstood condition. She gives some great tips for those who may themselves have Asperger's Syndrome or may know someone who is an "Aspi".