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Contact: Christine Payton April 16, 2010
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK APRIL 19 - 22 AT UL LAFAYETTE
 
The Office of Disability Services is once again hosting a Disability Awareness Week starting April 19.

The schedule of events include:

• April 19 – Banner Awareness. Signs depicting dyslexia and Braille will be posted across campus. Also, a live Q&A with paralymic skier Josh Sundquist is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Bayou Bijou in the Student Union. Sundquist will answer questions via Skype.

• April 20 – Walking in Our Shoes. Faculty and students will see what its like to have a disability when they take on a disability. This will be held in the Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• April 21 – Annual Beacon Club Luncheon & Award Day from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Marathon room in the Conference Center. The Mark Sawyer Award, Distinguished Professor Award, Exceptional Staff Award, Community Compassion Award, and three student scholarships will be given. This event is invitation-only.

• April 22– Speaking of Autism. A panel discussion and presentation will address Autism and Asperger’s. This event is open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Moody Hall auditorium.

All events are co-sponsored by the Beacon Club, the Office of Disability Services and the Autism Society of Acadiana.

For more information about Disability Awareness Week, contact the ODS office at 482-5252.

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About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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