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Joseph A. LoGiudice, Director

The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS)
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Joseph A. LoGiudice, Director

Joseph A. LoGiudice is Director of The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) of The City College of New York since September of 2015.  He is a licensed social worker and an educator from New York City.  Mr. LoGiudice is a seasoned professional with more than ten years of experience in the area of disability policy and services.  He has taught college courses on disability policy, mental illness, clinical practice, and social welfare history and policies at various universities, including developing a course on disability policy at New York University's Silver School of Social Work. Mr. LoGiudice serves on the Advisory Board of Disability Compliance for Higher Education, a monthly journal that addresses vital issues for disability professionals at postsecondary institutions.  He has published articles on the transition from postsecondary education to employment in the context of disability access and moving toward a disability studies framework at disability offices within higher education.  

His vision for the AAC/SDS is to expand the notion of disability beyond medicalization to a paradigm of inclusion and diversity.  His interest is in understanding and advocating for LGBTQ individuals with disabilities, while utilizing perspectives from disability studies, sexuality studies, and intersectionality. Joseph is pursing a Ph.D. in World History from St. John's University that will focus on a comparative analysis of activism from the Disability and LGBTQ Rights Movements in the United States.  He received a Master of Social Work degree from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University.