News Release

Published on Wednesday, October 04, 2006

In honor of DisAbilities Awareness month, faculty and students in the Community Developmental DisAbilities Associate (CDDA) program at Western Technical College are hosting a series of events that are free and open to the public.

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

• Thursday, Oct. 5: Panel of guest speakers with cognitive disabilities, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, Health Science Center, Room 2016.

• Monday, Oct. 9: iBOT Mobility System Demonstration, 11:00-11:45 a.m. in the Health Science Center Lobby, and again from Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Kumm Center cafeteria.

• Thursday, Oct. 12: Documentary Movie “Autism is a World,” 11:00 a.m.-Noon, Health Science Center, Room 2016.

• Monday, Oct. 16: Sensitivity Training, Noon-1:00 p.m., Kumm Center cafeteria.

• Thursday, Oct. 19: Panel of guest speakers with Cerebral Palsy, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, Health Science Center, Room 2016.

• Thursday, Oct. 26: Panel of siblings of people with disabilities, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, Health Science Center, Room 2016.

• Monday, Oct. 30: Silent Luncheon (to appreciate the world of people with speech and/or hearing impairments), 12:30-1:30 p.m., Kumm Center Corner Bistro.

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