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Disability Support Resources 101: Inclusion and Accessability

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Date and Time

Friday, October 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2215/2216

Description

When you hear the word “diversity,” who comes to mind? People of different genders, races, ethnicities, and sexualities? People whose experiences differ from your own? Another, perhaps less often considered, facet of diversity includes individuals with disabilities.

When considering individuals with disabilities, do you think of someone who utilizes a wheelchair or seeing-eye dog? What about those who act, think, or process information in unique ways, such as individuals with autism or dyslexia? Have you considered those who experience physical or mental health challenges, such as diabetes or depression?

 

Individuals with disabilities are themselves an incredibly complex and diverse group, as each individual experiences their disability and overcomes barriers in a way that is unique to that individual. Many individuals with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are marginalized by society’s perceived notion of there being a “normal” or “right” way of achieving a goal or living their lives; however, we know that diversity in every aspect of life can only serve to enrich and connect through the shared human experience.

We invite you to attend DSR 101: Inclusion and Advocacy. The purpose of this program, as part of the of GVSU Disability Support Resources’  mission, is to educate the university community on disability issues. Our topic addresses the challenges faced by your peers, and provides etiquette, inclusion, and advocacy advice to the friends and allies of individuals with disabilities. By discovering our similarities and celebrating our differences, all attending this program will gain a greater perspective through which to connect with the world around them – and to better understand the diverse array of individuals they meet along the way.

 

If you are in need of accommodations for this event, please contact the Disability Support Resources office at 616-331-2490 or e-mail dsrgvsu@gvsu.edu

Information

gvsu.edu/dsr/

Contact

Leijhi Koval

Program Advisor - GVSU Disability Support Resources

kovalle@gvsu.edu

(616) 331 2490

 

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