WSU Vancouver recognizes Disability Awareness Month

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:13am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Join Washington State University Vancouver in recognizing Disability Awareness Month in October. Student organizations, departments and individuals have come together to sponsor related events each week. All events are free and open to the public. 

Disability Awareness Month acknowledges the roles of individuals with disabilities and the contributions they have made in our society. WSU Vancouver’s goal is to raise awareness about the experience of people with disabilities on campus and in the community, to challenge assumptions and stereotypes that society has regarding people with disabilities, and to celebrate success stories and recognize challenges of students with disabilities on campus.

Disability Awareness Month events are designed to create a more inclusive campus environment for students with disabilities, to increase the visibility and membership of the Students with Disabilities Club and to increase awareness of resources for students with disabilities on campus and in the community.

Education Campaign and Disabilities Awareness Month Launch Week

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 1-3, The Quad

Help launch Disabilities Awareness Month by wearing a button, sharing your story and picking up information. Find out ways to get involved on campus and in the community too.

Film screening of “ADD and Loving it”

10:30 a.m. – noon Oct. 8, Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 6

Attend the screening of “ADD and Loving It,” a ground-breaking blend of humor, hope and science that dispels the myths about attention deficit disorder.

Invisible Wounds and the Student Veteran

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 15, Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129

This workshop will highlight the invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma and survivor’s remorse, among others, with special focus on how these wounds may impact student veterans. The facilitator is Timm Lovitt of the Veterans Training Support Center.

Perspectives on Disability, Student Presentations

11:10 a.m. – noon October 23 and 30, Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 22

Come and hear interactive presentations from students taking” Perspectives on Disability.” The presentation will be facilitated by Dana Baker, associate professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and associate director of the College of Arts and Sciences.  

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Bola Majekobaje, Student Affairs, 360-546-9568, majekoba@vancouver.wsu.edu

Brenda Alling, Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@vancouver.wsu.edu