News Release

Published on Thursday, October 04, 2007

LA CROSSE, Wis. – In honor of DisAbility Awareness month, faculty and students in the DisAbility Support Specialist (DSS) 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:

• Monday, Oct. 8: Sensitivity Training, Noon-1:00 p.m., Kumm Center cafeteria.

• Tuesday, Oct. 9: Understanding Autism Seminar, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Center for Childhood Education, room 121

• Thursday, Oct. 11: Guest Panel of Speakers with Cognitive DisAbilities, 9 a.m.-10a.m., Health Science Center, room 2012.

• Monday, Oct. 15: Adaptive Sport Equipment Demonstrations, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kumm/Coleman Courtyard

• Tuesday, Oct. 16: Understanding Autism Seminar, Noon-1 p.m. Health Science Center, room 2015

• Thursday, Oct. 18: Panel of guest speakers with Cerebral Palsy, 9:00 a.m.-10 a.m., Health Science Center, room 2012.

• Monday, Oct. 29: Silent Luncheon (to appreciate the world of people with speech and/or hearing impairments), 12:30-1:30 p.m., Kumm Center Western Corner Bistro.

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• Tuesday, Oct. 30: Life in Russia with a DisAbility (guest speakers are professional delegates from Russia who work in the field of disAbilities.), 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Health Science Center, room 2002.

Western’s DSS program is the only one of its kind in the state. It prepares graduates to support people who have 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

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