Rehabilitation through Photography (Photo Expo NYC 2011 Part 1)

October 28, 2011

A program that I had met at the Photo Expo 2011 was Rehabilitation Through Photography is an organization that used photography as a therapeutic means of healing. They are a 501-C3 non-for-profit organization for the past 70 year. They currently work with 20 organizations supporting nearly 1,000 participants from ages 8 to 80 in various photo programs throughout the New York metro area.

Some of the photography programs range from providing training, direction and equipment to the physically and emotionally challenged, the elderly, at-risk and disadvantaged youth, the homeless, veterans and the visually impaired.

They also have a word press blog their web address is http://rtplook.wordpress.com/

I had also mention if there are working with sprout, other disability film festival and they have said they have heard but short on staff and volunteers, will hope to be able to move forward  over the next couple months with a new executive director on board after the retirement of the last executive director for over 40 years.

The persons at the Photo Expo booth that I talk with were Susan Schaffer, Vice President of Board of Director and Adam Sherman Director of Operation.

Rehabiltation Photography 1

Reference;

Rehabilitation Through Photography;

http://www.rtphoto.org/

In NYC other Non-for-Profits that support person with disabilities through photograpy

Sprout;

http://sproutflix.org/

 ReelAbilities;

http://www.reelabilities.org/about-us

 DISTHIS;

http://disthis.org/index.htm

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About JPlanck

Jason Planck; I have been a disability advocate for over 25 years (1990) and continue to bring awareness about the needs and concerns of the disability community. I grew up in and around Southern California and Las Vegas Nevada after father retired from the military. I returned to upstate New York to help with my family in 1994 and I have remained here since. I have received an associate degree in 1998 from Adirondack Community College Queensbury New York in Business Administration My hobbies include visiting historical sites, traveling, cooking, bird watching, and photography. I have been a human rights disability defender and an advocate for persons with disabilities for the last twenty five years (1990), and I continue to advocate to help persons with disabilities to achieve independence and success in their lives. I have conducted disability sensitivity training for various companies and continue to do disability consulting and training work for compliance with disability civil rights laws. I’m currently writing a book on disability civil rights laws title: Disability Civil Rights Laws and Movements: An in depths look at the Executive Branch role from the President Woodrow Wilson through President George W. Bush administrations. I have received two grants from the following libraries to aid in traveling to the library; • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “Arthur M. Schlesinger Fellowship” • Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY I continue to seek out grants to help in accomplishing the goal of being able to travel to the different Presidential Library to finish the work and publish a book. As of to date I have completed eight other presidents. One of my major goals for the next 10 years is to see acceptability and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community and workplace. I will be able to accomplish the first part of this goal through education and awareness of the needs of the disabled community as human rights disability defender. Second part of the goal is to work with the community and the workplace to implement solution of full inclusion of the Disabled Community. -30-
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