|THOMAS E. POMERANZ, Ed. D.
Dr. Tom Pomeranz is a nationally recognized
authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the
field of services for people with disabilities.
|...Overcoming Life's Obstacles
Dr. Tom Pomeranz is a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field
of services for people with disabilities. Over the last forty (40) years, Tom has conducted
thousands of seminars and programs throughout the United States and Canada. His audiences
praise his ability to combine information, humor, passion and storytelling into an informative whole
that does not just present the information, but really communicates it in a memorable fashion.
Tom was the keynote speaker at the Fifth International Conference on Developmental Disabilities
and Aging in Cyprus. He is the highly acclaimed creator of Universal Enhancement, which teaches
strategies promoting community participation and supporting people to have a quality life. Additionally,
he is noted for his innovative approach to leadership and management training.
Tom has authored numerous articles in various professional publications and The Principles and
Practices of Universal Enhancement. Published by High Tide Press, this book details with humor and
compassion the autocratic and clinical restraints of supporting people with developmental disabilities
and the alternative “Universal Enhancement” way. Tom has also created a seven part staff training
DVD series The Principles and Practices of Building Community. Co-produced with Tierra Del Sol it
covers seven critical topics that provide staff with best practice tools to enhance the quality of life for
people with disabilities.
Tom received his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Special Education and a Doctorate in
Mental Health Administration from Indiana University, followed by post-graduate work from the
University of Notre Dame in the area of experimental psychology. He has held a variety of top level
administrative posts in community-based service organizations and three large state-operated facilities.
Tom is a Policy Fellow and Visiting Lecturer for Minot State University – North Dakota Center for
Persons with Disabilities, a University Center of Excellence.
Tom is the President and CEO of Universal LifeStiles with offices located in Indianapolis, IN.
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