During October SSD works with campus partners to host a variety of events in recognition of Disability Awareness Month.
Not only is Disability Awareness Month a federally recognized awareness month but Texas also recognizes the specific accomplishments and contributions of Texans with Disabilities during the month of October. The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities has compiled resources for you to use to recognize this month and learn about Texas Disability History: http://gov.texas.gov/disabilities/resources/disability_history.
We have an exciting line up of events planned throughout October and we would appreciate your support in attending and spreading the word about these events! We will be posting on social media all month so please feel free to like and share our Disability Awareness Month material on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UTAustinServicesForStudentsWithDisabilities/ ) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/UT_SSDisability) .
Disability Awareness Month Calendar of Events 2016
Lunch and Learn: Campus Accessibility Map Project
Wednesday October 5th 12pm-1pm SSB G1.106
Learn how to get involved with collecting data and updating the campus accessibility map!
RSVP to Stephanie Myers, Deputy ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Abroad as a Student with a Disability
Thursday October 13th from 6-7pm, SAC 1.106
Come hear from UT students about their study abroad experiences! The International Office and Services for Students with Disabilities staff will be available to provide information and answer questions about studying abroad as a student with a disability.
disABILITY Advocate Instructor Training
Instructors are invited to come learn more about providing accommodations to students with disabilities in order to create a more welcoming, inclusive and accessible learning environment at UT.
Tuesday October 18th 2-3:30, SSB G1.310
RSVP via UT Learn (https://utlearn.utexas.edu/ )
Instructor Training Flier
disABILITY Advocate Foundation Training
Open to UT students, faculty and staff who want to learn more about creating a more welcoming, inclusive and accessible campus for people with disabilities.
Thursday October 20th from 10am-Noon, GEB GEB 3.312
RSVP via UT Learn (https://utlearn.utexas.edu/)
Panel Discussion with Paralympic Athletes
Thursday October 20th 6:30-8pm in The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
(403 East 23rd St. Austin, TX 78712 DKR-Memorial Stadium North End Zone, Suite 5.700)
Join SSD, the Texas Center for Disability Studies and the Sports Management Department for a panel discussion with local Paralympians who have competed in Summer and Winter Paralympics.
Moderated Panel Discussion 6:30-7:30pm
Meet and Greet with Paralympic Athletes 7:30-8pm
Adapted Sports Night
Monday October 24th, 6:30-9pm, RSC Court 3
Stop by and meet local athletes and learn about the many different sports available for people with disabilities! Sponsored by UT Recreational Sports, Student Government and Services for Students with Disabilities