October is Disability Advocacy and Inclusion Month as well as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is hosting Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with events throughout October to further the conversation surrounding disabilities, .
According to the SSD website, the events range from an adapted sports night with Recreational Sports, where participants can try out activities like wheelchair basketball, to disABILITY Advocate trainings, which hosts conversations on disability, accessibility and inclusion.
“The number of students using accommodations from SSD increases by 10% each year, but this statistic only represents a portion of the students with disabilities at UT. She said not all students with disabilities want or need accommodations, so everyone should use these events to help make everyone’s experience at UT accessible and inclusive.” said SSD assistant director Emily Shryock.
SSD is partnering with the disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition, a organization that raises awareness of disability and accessibility, for Disability Fest, the coalition’s president Emeline Lakrout said. She said the festival is an event focused on showing how a person with a disability adapts to certain situations.
For more information, Visit the SSD’s website.