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NYSDSC Spring '22 Conference

  • June 28, 2022
  • June 30, 2022
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Destiny USA 311 Hiawatha Blvd. West Syracuse, NY 13204


Keynote Speaker: Zebadiah Hall - Cornell University

Zebadiah Hall is the Director of Student Disability Services (SDS) at Cornell University. He has shifted SDS to a Civil Rights for Social Justice model instead of the medical model approach to determining accommodation. His pronouns are He, Him. Zebadiah has worked in higher education in various departments such as Admissions, Academic Support, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, and Disability Support Services. He served as the President of the State of Indiana’s Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) chapter from 2013-2014. He is currently serving a three-year term as a board member of AHEAD's national organization as the Equity Officer. Before being the director at Cornell, he was the director of Access and Accommodation Resource Center at Valparaiso University and director at Calumet College of St. Joseph Disability Support Services as well. At Valparaiso, he served as the chair of the Staff Employee Advocacy Council and the chair of the Minority Employee Support Group. At Cornell, he currently sits on the Diversity Working Group for Cornell Health. He is a regular speaker and facilitator on topics around access and opportunity for disabled students as well as other oppressed populations. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI.

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Agenda: TBA

Registration is required to attend conference.

If paying by Check, Mail check payment to:


NYSDSC Treasurer

PO Box 74

120 Kasson Rd.

Camillus, NY 13031-0074

Please include breakdown of what the payment is for:  annual dues, conference registration for 1, 2, 3 people and the names of the members that the payment is intended. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Destiny USA 311 Hiawatha Blvd. West Syracuse, NY  13204 or call 1-800-774-1500 

Contact the hotel directly at the link above to make lodging reservations or call 1-800-774-1500 and ask for the NYS Disability Services Council room block. Booking cost is 156.00 per night for NYSDSC members up to availability, through Monday, June 6, 2022

Planning your trip to the Syracuse? Check here for recreational options

Please notify Nancy Carr of the need for any disability related accommodations no later than June 10th.

For alternate format materials, please email Tamara Mariotti and include "NYSDSC Conference Materials June 28" in the email subject line no later than June 10th.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Destiny USA 311 Hiawatha Blvd. West Syracuse, NY  13204

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