West Virginia State University Sponsoring Disability Awareness Day Thursday, Oct. 12

10/11/2017
Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
Jbaile19@wvstateu.edu
 
 
Oct. 11, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University Sponsoring Disability Awareness Day Thursday, Oct. 12

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will sponsor a Disability Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the James C. Wilson University Union.

With a theme of “Empowerment Through Employment” the event is free and open to the public and will include a resource fair focusing on services available in the community. 

In addition, there will be presentations regarding transitioning from school to post-secondary education, transition to college accommodation, and employment and people with disabilities. There will also be an art contest with artwork on display throughout the day as well as free popcorn and cotton candy.

Disability Awareness Day is a collaborative effort between the WVSU Cultural Activities Committee, WVSU Counseling and Accessibility Services, WVSU Student Access Advocates, WVSU CHOICES Peer Educators, WVSU Student Life and Engagement, the Statewide Independent Living Council, the Fair Shake Network, and Central West Virginia Action Network to raise awareness about people with disabilities, and promote inclusion.

For more information, contact Michael Casey, disability services counselor, at (304) 766-3083 or michael.casey@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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