News Release

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Faculty and students in the Community Developmental DisAbilities Associate (CDDA) program at Western Wisconsin Technical College are hosting a series of events for disABILITY Awareness Month.

A schedule of the month’s activities at WWTC’s La Crosse Campus include:

• Wednesday, Oct. 12: Guest speaker John Ottens, Jr., who has quadriplegia, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Academic Resource Center, Room 163.

• Thursday, Oct. 13: Panel of speakers with Cerebral Palsy, 9:55-10:50 a.m., Health Science Center, Room 2016.

• Monday, Oct. 17: Sensitivity Training, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Kumm Center cafeteria.

• Wednesday, Oct. 26: Panel of speakers with cognitive disabilities, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Academic Resource Center, Room 163.

• Monday, Oct. 31: Guest speaker Matt Glowicki, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Kumm Center cafeteria. Glowicki was born without legs and is a motivational speaker who educates the able-bodied population about the abilities of people with disabilities.

All events are free to attend and open to the public. WWTC’s CDDA program is the only one of its kind in the state. It prepares graduates to support people of varying disabilities. For questions regarding WWTC disABILITY Awareness month activities, call Denise Diestler-Bierman at 608.789.6272. For information about additional WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at