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Disability Awareness Month Calendar of Events

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Rollin’ Rebels Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Monday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 12th

Campus Recreation’s intramurals is hosting the 5th annual wheelchair basketball tournament. Student and faculty/staff teams will battle for the championship in this fun and fast-paced sport. Come cheer on your favorite team! Contact Campus Recreation for times and locations.

Tuesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 6th | 11:30 am – 1 pm | Weir Hall (Galtney-Lott Plaza)

Join SDS in celebrating disABILITY Month. Brochures, candy, and much more will be available to learn about all different kinds of disabilities.

The Impact of Neuroscience in Education and Emotional Learning
Monday, April 10th | 12 pm | Guyton Annex

Join us as Dr. Roy J. Thurston shares his research on neuroscience application to Education. Dr. Thurston is an Assistant Professor of Special Education. Refreshments provided.

Disability Film Series
Thursdays in April | 7 pm | Lamar 130 (*327)

April 6 – Sister (IMDb)
April 13 – Theory of Everything (IMDb)
April 20 – Temple Grandin* (IMDb)
April 27 – Family Stone (IMDb)

Join the Student Disability Services as they sponsor a film series for disABILITY Month. Each week we will present a different film highlighting a disability and the unique situations that come with it.

Mission 22 Walk
Tuesday, April 11th | 4 pm – 6 pm | Lyceum Circle

Ole Miss Student Veterans of American (with assistance from Student Disability Services and Veteran and Military Services) will be hosting the Mission 22 walk on April 11, 2017, from 4pm to 6pm. The walk, in coordination with Mission 22 and other student organizations on campus, is designed to raise awareness of veteran and military suicide rates in America.
Disability in the Workplace: Your Rights as An Applicant and Employee
Tuesday, April 11th | 12 pm | Martindale 303

Come and learn from the Dr. Becki Bressler of EORC office and Ms. Janna Coleman of the Career Center as they speak on employee and applicant rights. This event will also discuss creating the appropriate work environment—language, accessibility, and tone.

SDS Open House and Reception
Wednesday, April 19th | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Martindale 234

The capstone event of disABILITY Month is the annual SDS Open House held at the SDS office. Join us to learn more about the SDS office, and celebrate those on campus who promote universal access. Access Awards will be presented at 12 pm. Refreshments provided.

Student Panel: Diversity ROCKS!
Thursday, April 20th | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Overby Auditorium

Come experience this interactive event where students with disabilities talk about their experiences. Feel free to ask questions.

University Hand Band Signing Rave
Tuesday, April 25th | 12:15 pm | Pavilion

Experience the beauty of American Sign Language at the University Hand Band’s annual concert. Held this year at the Pavilion, the Hand Band Signing Rave is always a highlight of Disability History Month. Come enjoy this energetic and exciting experience!

If you need assistance due to a disability, please call Student Disability Services at 662-915-7128.

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