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CENTER FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES!
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater proudly provides comprehensive services and academic support programming for students with disabilities. Since 1972, the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at UW-Whitewater has provided a wide array of accommodations, support services, auxiliary aids and programs for students, staff and all members of the UW-Whitewater community.
Students with disabilities are an essential part of the diversity and accessibility that defines the UW-Whitewater campus and CSD is committed to supporting a diverse and stimulating academic community. As part of our mission, CSD actively collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive, accessible university experience. CSD is dedicated to promoting diversity and an equal opportunity for students to fully participate in all aspects of their education and university life.
RECENT NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
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DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY
DATE: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
TIME: 11:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Starts at the Warhawks Connection Center at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Moving Onward to Disability Empowerment is holding a DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY disability Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 14th from 11:00am-4:30pm. Activities start with a luncheon and scavenger hunt in the Warhawk Connection Center from 11-12:45. We'll move the Hamilton Room after that for simulation activities including a wheelchair obstacle course, making a party hat blindfolded and with headphones on, and doing various daily activities with one hand. There will also be a wall of solidarity where students can anonymously confide the struggles their disabilities have cause them and a table to make cards that MODE will send to the Easter Seals of Wisconsin for their campers; a camp for those with disabilities. During the event, there will also be tables from other organizations on campus that promote disability empowerment and advocacy. At 2pm, we will come together and have a talk on disability & bullying and it's affects. Finally at 3:10, we will be showing the movie Without Pity: A Film About Abilities and will be holding a brief discussion about it afterwards. Everything should wrap up around 4:30.
This is a great opportunity for students to get out and learn more about how they can advocate for their peers with disabilities. Students can come and go as they please and as their class schedules allow. If this is something you would like to pass along to professors so they can offer attendance as extra credit, we would be more than willing to sign off on something or provide a proof of attendance. We have also attached the flyer if you'd like to distribute it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Follow Moving Onward to Disability Empowerment (M.O.D.E.) 0n:
DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017
TIME: 8:30 a.m. till 1:50 p.m.
LOCATION: University Center at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Training for students receiving services and for note takers: