Welcome to the Universal Abilities Student Success Magazine. The Magazine’s mission is to serve as an information hub to assist students with disabilities and their advocates. Emphasis is placed on showcasing success stories of both individuals with disabilities and the organizations that represent their interests. Although the Magazine provides insight related to Disability Education and Employment issues, other social responsibility and human interest issues are periodically included as well. We hope you enjoy the Magazine.

Magazine Issues:

  1. Issue 1 February 14, 2016
  2. Issue 2 September 1, 2016

Universal Abilities Student Success Magazine

“Advocating on behalf of students with disabilities and those who educate and employ them.”

  • Success Stories of and by Students with Disabilities
  • “Getting More”: Real Compensation ($) to Replace Benefits
  • Employment Success Stories
  • Stories of Employers of Persons with Disabilities
  • Employment Networks
  • Disability and Reasonable Accommodations in Employment
  • Disability and Reasonable Accommodations in Post Secondary Education
  • Independent Living
  • Graduation Challenges
  • Social Responsibility
  • Human Interest Stories
  • Students and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Videos

Managing Editor

Dr. Mitchell Laube
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
Universal Abilities


Dr. Richard Morfopoulos
CEO and Chair
Universal Abilities

Editorial Team

Dr. Nicholas Koumbiadis, CPA, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Adelphi University

Dr. Dorothy Germano
President and Chief Academic Officer
Hawthorn University

Kristen Naylor
Chief Creative Officer
Universal Abilities

Dr. Timothy Harper
Department of Management
Skidmore College

Editorial Advisory Board

John Henry
Director of Finance
Universal Abilities

Linda Howard
Director of Employment
Universal Abilities

Editorial Review Board

Dr. Mitchell Laube
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
Hofstra University

David Naylor
CEO/Steps in Success

Author Guidelines

All submissions are subject to a review process and not guaranteed for publication.

Article Length

Articles may be 500-2500 words in length. Longer articles will be considered at the discretion of the editor(s). Shorter articles will be considered in the case of interviews and stories. Interviews may be included in the proceedings.

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

Authors are responsible for preparing articles that are relatively free of grammar, spelling and sentence structure errors. Papers are subject to editing by the UAM editorial staff.


Copyright is transferable to other sources. The Editor’s letter acknowledging receipt of the article will be accompanied by an explanatory form. All authors must sign the form and return the original to the Editor as soon as possible. Failure to return the copyright form in a timely fashion could prevent your article from publication.

Magazine Philosophy

The philosophy of the magazine is that disability and post secondary student issues are part of a collective vision that should be shared with the public.

Electronic Submission of Articles

Articles may be submitted to the editor electronically. To submit a paper electronically, you can attach the article to an E-Mail as an MS Word document and send to:

Upon receipt of your article, you will receive an acknowledgement of your submission by E-Mail. The use of this form is not required; however, please provide the same information, whatever format is used:

Please also include:

  • Your Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number
  • E-mail address
  • Article Title