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Share Tweet One of the activities at the Disability Awareness Day celebration in front of the Humanities and Social Sciences building Wednesday was a talent show of performance groups that have disabilities.
The Walk and Roll Dance Team, pictured above, is an all-female wheelchair dance team. The event demonstrated how having a disability did not mean that people were handicapped in other areas.
The purpose was to commemorate those with disabilities in the CSUF community and to accentuate how they were not defined by said disabilities. Activities for the event included a student talent show, guest speakers, a history of disabilities exhibit, an expression wall, an accessible photo Disability awareness paper, a resource fair, face painting and opportunity drawings.
Tom Thompson, interim director of DSS, said that the services dedicated to disabled students involved providing accommodations in classrooms, sign language interpreters for the hard of hearing, alternative formats for those with blindness or other learning disabilities, counseling for coursework and support for individuals with chronic illnesses.
Accessibility came to mind whenever Thompson thought of disability. Charlotte Jimmons, a cosmetology instructor at Fullerton College, and other cosmetologists in the department came to the event to do face painting.
Although this was their first time at a disability awareness event, the department was always accommodating students with any sort of disabilities, Jimmons said. Along with raising awareness, the program wanted to let everyone know that all students should all be treated equally and fairly, regardless of their disabilities.
The Center for Autism was another vendor at the event. Ryan Franco, a sociology major and an associate for the organization, said that they provided a mentorship program for disabled students by pairing them up with other college students who would essentially be their mentors and make sure they have a fun and successful college life.
The highlight of the event was showcasing the abilities of individuals with disabilities. The talent show incorporated dance routines by the Walk and Roll Dance Team, an all-female wheelchair dance team, and musical performances by the Dream Achievers Band, composed of musicians with autism.
Jacquelyn Gerali, a counselor for DSS, said that the stigma of being disabled often prevented disabled students from registering at college-level disability support service offices.
Disability Awareness Day was crucial to advocating for disabled students and letting those students know that they are entitled to specialized services on campus. Disability awareness was important to impacting the lives of individuals with or without disabilities, Gerali said.
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Do the following:) Define and discuss with your counselor the following disabilities awareness terms: disability, accessibility, adaptation, accommodation, invisible disability, and person-first language. When you plan a disability event on a college or high school campus many factors need to be considered.
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