Oce Harrison

New England ADA Center


Since 2001, Oce has directed the Institute for Human Centered Design’s New England Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center and provides ‘Addiction, Recovery and the ADA’ trainings throughout New England. Recently, she is working with organizations such as: Learn To Cope, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, and the National Association of Addiction Professionals. She is also conducting research on identifying characteristics of people with disabilities in New England,and challenges to implementing the ADA for municipalities in New England. Dr. Harrison is known for her initiation, follow-through skills and congeniality. She has led the region’s largest ADA events on Boston Common marking the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the ADA. She earned her doctorate at Boston University's School of Education in 1994. In addition, Dr. Harrison has since taught at Lesley University, Springfield College, North Shore Community College and Bridgewater State University.