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March is Disability Awareness Month

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:00 AM
Join Alliance for Disability Awareness and the Disability Services office for a month of events celebrating Disability Awareness. Partnering with the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities, this year's theme is "Be Cool. We Are." The theme is all about the importance of being comfortable in your own skin and making the conscious decision to be yourself, because acting different around someone with a disability isn’t cool.


March 1, 15, & 22 | 7pm | SWRC

Learn about and then play wheelchair basketball at the Student Wellness and Recreation Center. Sport wheelchairs will be available for use. No experience necessary.


March 13 &14 | 11am-2pm | Student Center Tally

Join ADA in celebrating Disability Awareness Month. Brochures, stickers, candy, and much more will be available to learn about all different kinds of disabilities.

BOTTOM DOLLARS (Film & Discussion)

March 13 | 6pm | Student Center Forum Room

ADA and the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC) are sponsoring a viewing of the film, Bottom Dollars ( This film exposes the underemployment and unemployment of people with disabilities. It also offers solutions to end segregation and discrimination against workers with disabilities. Discussion will follow the film.


March 17 | 1-3pm | SWRC

Come see our Power Soccer team in action! Power Soccer is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. The game is played on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players use power chairs equipped with foot guards to attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch football in an attempt to score goals. The BSU Power Soccer team will hold an open practice and take time for questions from the crowd.


March 19 | 6pm | Student Center Ballroom

Brett Eastburn was born in 1971 with a congenital birth defect known as Quad-membral Limbs Deficiency. He has no arms and no legs. In high school, he began speaking professionally on subjects such as self-improvement. Brett has travelled throughout the world giving his speeches and will help us celebrate awareness month by sharing his story.


March 26 | 7pm | Student Center Room 306

Gimp is the hard-charging memoir of Mark Zupan, a Paralympic athlete and the documentary star of Academy Award–nominated Murderball. This book is a defiant and revealing celebration of spirit and will remind readers that chair users can be amazing. Join ADA for a conversation of the book and Mark’s life. Copies of the book are available for free in the Disability Services’ office, Student Center Room 116.

All of these events are free and open to the public. If you have questions or need an accommodation to fully participate in any of these events, please contact Disability Services at or 765-285-5293.