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Roger Isamu Ideishi Faculty Member

Roger Ideishi is the Program Director of Occupational Therapy and Professor of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Services at The George Washington University. Dr. Ideishi has worked over three decades developing, advocating, and researching for community-based programs for people with disabilities. He has been a primary investigator and co-investigator on two Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards to study the role of people with developmental disabilities in community-based research; a co-investigator on a Canadian Institute of Health Research to study the outcomes of engagement in the therapeutic process; and a primary investigator on a Pennsylvania Department of Education to study the cultural and linguistic facilitators and barriers among families of children with autism navigating the healthcare, education, and social systems. He is a recognized national and international leader in community engagement, inclusion, and arts accessibility. He is the recipient of the 2017 Art-Reach Cultural Access Award and the 2019 Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement of Leadership in Accessibility Award. He is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation's DEI and Development Councils, the People's Light Theatre Board of Trustees, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Art's Education Advisory Committee.

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