Disability Awareness Month Event 2010: Expanding the Mainstream

Posted on 9/15/2010 3:01:16 PM

The month of October has been set aside as Disability Awareness Month at IUP.

To advance our commitment to increase awareness and promote independence, integration, and inclusion of all people with disabilities at our university, we are planning a special program, “Expanding the Mainstream,” on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building, Ohio Room.

We are inviting representatives from campus, as well as from local agencies, to be available at resource tables to disseminate information about their departments and programs, and to answer any questions students may have about the services they provide.

Our keynote presentation will feature Mr. David Carson, a motivational speaker who had overcome his own learning disability. Not only will he share his personal story with us, but he will provide encouragement to others to never let their problems stand in the way of success.

Mr. Carson is the author of Survival Guide for College-Bound L.D. Students, a book used by twenty-four colleges and universities across the country, which details his struggles and eventual triumph over his learning disability and issues with low self-esteem.

If your program or department is interested in sponsoring a resource table, please contact Patti Krausslach in the Social Equity Office at 724-357-3402, or email at patkraus@iup.edu.

We hope you will join us on October 13 for this special event. Everyone is welcome.