New England ADA Center
Oce Harrison, Ed.D. Project Director has directed the New England ADA Center since 2001 and provides Title I Employment trainings throughout New England. She led the region’s largest events marking the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act. From 2006-2011, she collaborated with the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, yielding ground breaking research methods and results on ’High School to College Transition of Students with Disabilities; ‘ The Impact of the Great Recession on Unemployment of Americans with Disabilities; and ‘The Triumph of the Older Worker Despite the Great Recession’. She also spearheaded the production of ADA public service announcements with Talking Information Center Network Radio.
Dr. Harrison is known for her initiation, follow-through skills and congeniality. Before coming to IHCD, Dr. Harrison worked with organizations such as: the Boston Self Help Center, Mass General Hospital’s Burn Unit, Perkins School for the Blind, Casa Esperanza and the Institute for Community Inclusion at Children’s Hospital. She earned her doctorate at Boston University's School of Education in 1994.