As we close out the semester, please consider attending another diversity/equality event on Wednesday April 18 in Cooper Hall Auditorium from 3-4:30pm. It is part of Disability Awareness Month on campus. The event will include a panel that will discuss the intersections of their identities, including disability as an identity, and their relationship to the health care systems and settings. Please see the attached flyer for more information. No RSVP is necessary; come as you are for light refreshments and conversation. This event is open to all community members, students, staff, and faculty.
For those who cannot attend but would like more general information, please take a look at these materials on health care and disability. Specifically, the “Spread the Word to End the Word.”
There will be an opportunity to sign a pledge, if you feel so inclined, in Cooper Hall before you attend the panel.
In addition, please be aware of Rosa’s Law of 2010, which changes the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” to “intellectual disability” and “intellectually disabled” in federal laws regarding education, employment and certain health programs. You can find more information about this here.
We look forward to seeing you at the panel!
This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 04/16/2018.