News Release

Published on Thursday, October 09, 2008

In honor of October as DisAbilities Awareness month, Western Technical College DisAbility Support Specialist faculty and students, together with Western’s Diversity Task Force, are sponsoring a series of events that are free and open to the public.

Activities include:

• Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tuesday, Oct. 14, Noon-12:30 p.m., Health Science Center, Room 2067.

• Panel of guest speakers with Cerebral Palsy, Thursday, Oct. 16, 8:50-9:45 a.m., Health Science Center, Room 2067.

• Silent Luncheon (to appreciate the world of people with speech and/or hearing impairments), Monday, Oct. 20, Noon-1:00 p.m., Kumm Center Corner Bistro.

• DisAbility Sensitivity Training, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, Kumm Center TC Café.

• Panel of guest speakers with traumatic brain injuries, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, Health Science Center, Room 2015.

• Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tuesday, Oct. 28, Noon-12:30 p.m., Western’s Welcome Center.

Western’s DisAbility Support Specialist program is the only one of its kind in the state. It prepares graduates to give direct-service support to people with developmental disabilities in community settings.

For questions regarding Western’s DisAbility Awareness Month activities, call Denise Diestler at 608.789.6272. For information about additional programs and services at Western Technical College, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at westerntc.edu.