Bachelor, Barnard College, l966; Master of Arts, Columbia University, l973; Master of Education, Columbia University, l975; Doctor of Education, Columbia University, l980.
Teacher, educational evaluator, New York City Board Education, l969-80; adjunct assistant professor, Hunter College, CUNY, l98l-88; project coordinator development disabilities center,, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, 1987-1990; adjunct associate professor, Hunter College, CUNY, New York City, since 1991. Educational consultant New York State Education Department, Albany, l985-. Project co-director Resource Network for Parents Deaf and Blind Children.
Member Council for Exceptional Children, Association for Severely Handicapped.
Married Bhalinder Lal Rikhye, March 29, l974. Children: Kiran, Gaia.