Disability Awareness at Stetson University

Disability Awareness Week 2015 | October 24th - 30th

Service Opportunity

October 24th - Make A Difference Day 

Buddy Walk

7:00am - 2:00pm at Rinker Field (shifts from 7am-9am and 11am-2pm)

The Buddy Walk is to support The Arc Volusia which provides life skills training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our local community.  Volunteers for this service site will help with set up, overseeing games and fun areas, handing out water, and providing other support.  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here.  

Visit arcvolusia.org for more information on this wonderful community resource!

Tabling & Education

October 27th and 28th

10:00am - 2:00pm in front of the CUB

Stop by our table and learn some valuable information about ways that each of us can create a more inclusive environment on this campus for students with disabilities.  Pick up a token to proudly show that you believe "All Hatters Matter!"

Lives Worth Living Film Screening & Student Panel

October 28th

7:30pm - 9:30pm in SAGE 257 (CULTURAL CREDIT AVAILABLE)

On Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., in Sage 257 Stetson faculty and staff will host a viewing of the documentary “Lives Worth Living,” which explores the history of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the continued struggle for full rights for persons with disabilities. After the movie, a student panel will discuss their experiences with disability. Cultural Credit is available.

If you would like to join the student panel to discuss your own experiences with disability, or the experiences of someone close to you, please get in contact with Dr. Melinda Hall at mchall@stetson.edu. You may choose to share thoughts anonymously if you wish.

Faculty & Staff Sessions

ADA 101: Brief History of ADA and Accommodations at Stetson

Monday, October 26th from 1:30pm-2:30pm in Library 25L

Aaron Distler will present on the history of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the evolution of the Americans with Disabilities Act which was passed in 1990. Aaron will share how we are ensuring access for students with disabilities at Stetson. In addition, Aaron will field questions regarding the current accommodations process and the implementation of these accommodations.

Increasing Course Accessibility

Wednesday, October 28th from 11:00am-12:00pm in Library 25L

Aaron Distler and Professor Kimberly Lewis-Vogel will be sharing information on universal design, and specifically the role that technology can play in improving the accessibility of course content. These strategies help to develop an inclusive learning environment for all students. Professor Lewis-Vogel will share some personal strategies she has used in the classroom.

Autism Spectrum in the Classroom

Thursday, October 29th from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Hollis Family Student Success Center (2nd floor of the library)

Come to an informational session to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and strategies to support students’ engagement in course instruction and social connections.

Accessibility Services Center Open House

Friday, October 30th from 10:00am-1:00pm at 209 E. Bert Fish Dr.

Stop by to meet our staff, visit our testing space, see some of the assistive technology available to support inclusion in the classroom, and learn more about services and support we can offer to the campus.