Disability Awareness Events Held This Week

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Publication Date: 10/6/2008


October is National Disability Awareness Month. Rhodes’ Student Disability Services will sponsor a Disability Awareness Week to promote disability-related information and awareness in the campus community. For more information about any of the programs below, please contact Student Disability Services at 843-3994. Events are open to all Rhodes community members.

OCTOBER 6

Information Table
Test your disability trivia knowledge for a chance to win a $50 cash prize.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Refectory

Concert by Blind Mississippi Morris
Blind since of the age 4, this bluesman has been rated one of the top 10 harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp Magazine. The concert is free; food will be available for purchase.
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Lynx Lair

OCTOBER 7

Information Table
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Refectory

Understanding Hidden Disabilities
Learn about issues specific to hidden disabilities such as learning disorders, attention deficit disorders, psychiatric disorders, chronic health impairments and sensory impairments. Refreshments provided.
4 p.m., Buckman Hall 212

OCTOBER  8

Career Resources for Students with Disabilities (lunch provided)
Learn about career resources and opportunities for students with disabilities.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Career Services Conference Room (modular building behind McCoy Theatre)
RSVP to mccowenm@rhodes.edu by noon on October 7.

OCTOBER  9

Assistive Technology Demonstrations
Learn about assistive technology resources at Rhodes and view demonstrations of the most frequently used software and devices. 
1 p.m., Barret 119

S.I.G.N.
Learn commonly used terms in sign language.
7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Middle Ground

OCTOBER 10

ADA Amendment Act 2008: Impact on Higher Education
Attend this audio-conference led by Dr. L. Scott Lissner, leading disability expert from Ohio State University, on the recent Congressional Reset of the Americans with Disabilities Act and implications for higher education. 
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Student Disability Services (modular building behind McCoy Theatre)
RSVP to mccowenm@rhodes.edu by noon on October 9.

ALL WEEK

  • Fill out the Disability Trivia Quiz for a chance to win a $50 cash prize. The quiz will be available at events and in the Student Disability Services Office .
  • Look for flyers around campus highlighting key statistics and famous people with disabilities.
  • View list of disability-related movies available for checkout in the Media Center of the Barret Library.