BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — October is Disability a Awareness month and FAU is leading the way locally ith several events. From FAU:
Florida Atlantic University will host a series of events to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October. The various events offered are designed to physically and mentally energize and challenge all participants and raise awareness about the different types of disabilities.
“We are providing all FAU students with an opportunity to experience what our students with disabilities experience,” said Nicole Rokos, director of FAU’s Office for Students with Disabilities.
More than 966 students at FAU are registered with the University’s Office for Students with Disabilities, where trained staff provide students with documented disabilities the academic support services and accommodations they need to give them equal access to all of the academic programs at FAU.
Along with the Office for Students with Disabilities, the events are sponsored by several FAU organizations, including Campus Recreation, FAU Student Government Program Board, Student Involvement and Leadership, Owls Supporting Diversity (OSD) Club, and Stand Among Friends.
The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:
Seated Volleyball Demonstration and Competition
Thursday Oct. 3, 6 p.m.
FAU Recreation & Fitness Center
FAU Recreation and Fitness Center
‘A Taste of Disability’ Luncheon
Grand Palm Room, Student Union
Students will be assigned a disability and will experience that disability throughout the dinner. If a student assumes the role of someone who is visually impaired, for example, a blindfold will be placed over his or her eyes. If a student is assigned a physical impairment, he or she may be placed in a wheelchair. Discussion groups will be facilitated by the OSD Club and the Office for Students with Disabilities. For more information, contact Michelle Shaw at 561-297-3880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Bone Collector’ Movie Presentation and Discussion
FAU Student Union, Kaye Auditorium
“Bone Collector,” is a thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Come enjoy this suspenseful movie (snacks will be served) and a facilitated discussion following the first showing of the movie only. A special door prize of an iPad Mini will be awarded at the conclusion of the discussion. Movie presented by Office for Students with Disabilities and Program Board. For more information, contact Michelle Shaw email@example.com.
The following events will take place at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., Jupiter:
‘A Beautiful Mind’ Movie Presentation and Discussion
The Burrow, Student Resources
“A Beautiful Mind” is a drama starring Russell Crowe & Jennifer Connelly. Come enjoy this inspiring movie (snacks will be served) and a facilitated discussion following the movie.
Taste of Disability Dinner
The Burrow, Student Resources
Students will be assigned a disability and will experience that disability throughout the dinner. If a student assumes the role of someone who is visually impaired, for example, a blindfold will be placed over his or her eyes. If a student is assigned a physical impairment, he or she may be placed in a wheelchair. For more information, contact Leigh Clay or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following event will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:
Taste of Disability Luncheon
Heritage Hall, Student UnionParticipants will be assigned a disability and will experience that disability throughout the luncheon. A discussion will follow. For more information, contact Dalel Raide at email@example.com.
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