Disability Leadership Institute

The Institute uniquely provides elementary, middle school and high school teachers, school counselors and school nurses with an understanding of the critical intersections between contemporary theory and effective learning and service practices, examining them within the context of disability rights narrative, special education and social theories of marginalization.

By the conclusion of the Institute professionals will expand their knowledge about serving the needs of each individual learner as they explore how to: understand each students most pressing needs, evaluate organizational structures as they apply to the students experience and design methods of practice based on a whole child approach.

Course/Important Information

Summer session II:
Course: SPED 601
CRN: 3761
Location: Stayer MPR, Millersville University Campus
Meeting Dates: June 22 - 26, 2015
Meetings Times: 8:00am - 4:30pm



Institute Director

Dr. Thomas Neuville

Dr. Thomas Neuville

Thomas Neuville is an Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies in the Department of Educational Foundations at Millersville University in Millersville, PA.  He has more than forty years experience in education, community, and organizational development. He is recognized internationally for preserving and archiving the work of Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger in video format. Dr. Neuville’s keynote address, 40 Years of Inclusion in North America, at the International Inclusion Conference at Moscow State University in Moscow Russia, continues to be used internationally.

Dr. Neuville’s current work is centered on designing coherent models of planning and program development within the systems of Education. Specifically he is working with teacher candidates to develop strategies that are founded on social justice and focused on true personalization. He serves as founder and Director of the Career & Life Studies program, an inclusive post-secondary program for students with intellectual disability at Millersville. Dr. Neuville created and serves as advisor for the first approved BA-MDST – Applied Disability Studies at Millersville University.