Roger Ideishi is the Director of Occupational Therapy and Professor of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington DC. His clinical and research work focuses on creating community access and inclusion for children and youth with disabilities. He advises across the United States and globe to advocate for arts access, participation, and inclusion. His influence reaches across the US from Washington DC and Philadelphia to Minneapolis and Albuquerque.
His influence also spans the globe including Japan, China, Ireland, and Romania. He was actively involved in writing policy briefs and advocating for a deeper grounding of arts education policies for the 2016 Clinton and 2020 Biden US presidential campaigns. He is the 2017 recipient of the Art-Reach Cultural Access Award for Individual Impact in Philadelphia and the 2019 recipient of the Kennedy Center/VSA Excellence in Accessibility Leadership Award.