Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Disability Awareness Day

UWG 4TH Annual Disability Awareness Day

October 19, 2010

9 AM - 4 PM

Campus Center & TLC

Disability Awareness Day, or D-day as it is fondly known on campus, is the special day reserved each year to educate the campus, the community, and people from various parts of the state, about disabilities and the importance for increased awareness. There is a role and a need for each of us as members of our community to promote disability awareness in the classrooms, on campus, and in our daily lives. This year we invite everyone at West Georgia to participate in the celebration and many activities. For the 4th year we will have a wheelchair rally – an experience that allows you to team up with friends from class, your office, or from across campus as you accept the challenge to tour our beautiful campus by wheelchair. Each year the event is held to increase awareness and have fun on what promises to be a lovely fall afternoon. The wheelchair rally is sponsored by the Leadership and Applied Instruction Department and members from Physical Education and Wellness are the campus leaders, who pair off and plan the event with members of the Achievers Organization, UWG students with physical disabilities. In addition to the rally Blaze Sports will be visiting and playing a variety of adaptive sports. All UWG family members are encouraged to come out and play with Blaze – we promise a workout that you will long remember. Throughout D-day there will be fun, music, games, workshops, extra credit opportunities, and free food. Vendors will feature adaptive technologies. Experiential stations will give participants an idea of what it would be like to have various disabilities. Special speakers will inspire students and staff.

D-day is a very important day for the University of West Georgia, and we need your help to make it happen. D-day is a powerfully life changing event. If you have questions, get to know a member of the Achievers Organization, a campus organization for students with physical disabilities and ask them about their event. You may also contact the Co Chairs, Sharon Nunnally, Assistant Coordinator, Disability Services Student Development Center, at 678.839.6428, ; or Liz Butt, Instructor in Health & Wellness Department of Leadership & Applied Instruction University of West Georgia 678-839-6182

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