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4th Annual Disability Awareness Week

April 9, 8:00 am - April 12, 5:00 pm

April 9 – 12, 2018 – 4th Annual Disability Awareness Week


Monday – April 9th
• Disability Awareness Contest @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in CC Lobby
How well do you know celebrities? Students, administrators, faculty and staff are welcome to pick-up and fill out an entry form that contains pictures of celebrities and a list of disabilities. Participants will match the celebrity with the disability for prizes. The winners will be notified via email. The prizes will be gift cards ($25 first prize; $15 second prize; $10 third prize)

• Movie Night @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Wells Theater
Gleason – The hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition—utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible.

Tuesday – April 10th
• American Sign Language (ASL) Instruction @ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in CC208
• Featuring: John Wolgamot

ASL is a complex visual-spatial language that is used by the Deaf community in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada. It is a linguistically complete, natural language. It is the native language of many Deaf men and women, as well as some hearing children born into Deaf families.

Wednesday – April 11th
• What do you know about ADA Accommodations? @ 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in CC Lobby
We are inviting all students, administrators, faculty, and staff to ask questions about ADA Accommodations – What are they; Who can get them; How do I ask for them; Will other people know I have them; Why should I have them; Will they help me succeed? Your answers to these and other questions will not only educate you but surprise you.

DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK events are sponsored in part by the Department of Student Success & Retention and Disability Support Services. For more information, contact the Disability Support Services Office in PL 112B or 302-736-2739.


April 9, 8:00 am
April 12, 5:00 pm