Presentation on theme: "We are all DIFFERENTLY-ABLED. What is disability? A physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities Because of the."— Presentation transcript:
What is disability? A physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities Because of the way it affects social perceptions and interactions, disability is also a social identity. Some disabilities are invisible to the eye. Examples (if identified by the person who has the condition)may include: asthma, muscular dystrophy, ADHD, hearing impairment, or autism, among many others.
Michigan Hero – Jim Abbott Former Major League Baseball pitcher Played for the University of Michigan – Won the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States – Voted 1988’s Big Ten Athlete of the Year Happened to be born without a right hand
Disability in the Dorms Courtesy is the word. All Wolverines should expect respect from one another Keep all doorways, elevators and accessibility ramps open to students that may want or need to use them Be open to new friends and social experiences
Being an Ally Get educated. Take active steps to be part of a supportive Michigan community. Teach others about identity, accessibility and acceptance. Get involved! If you see a problem on campus, use university resources to solve it.
University Issue: Accessibility Ramps Right now, many accessibility ramps in front of university buildings are blocked to those that need them Why? Bikes are locked to the handrails of the ramps. Who cares? This is a big safety and accessibility issue. What to do? Put your bike somewhere else! Let others know that the ramps need to be accessible for those who use handrails or wheelchairs.
Celebrating IDoPwD The International Day of People with Disability is December 3 rd Sanctioned by the United Nations Celebrating individuals’ spirit and perseverance in the face of big challenges.
Resources at the University Services for Students with Disabilities – Serves as liaison for University administration for academics and rights – Contact Info: G-664 of Haven Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org CSG Disability Affairs Commission – Can serve as a place to voice concerns on campus, and build community – Contact Info: 9pm Tuesday in the CSG Office (3 rd floor of the Union), email@example.com
Get Involved! A5: Abilities Alliance at Ann Arbor – A social group of differently-abled students on campus that meets bi- weekly – Contact Info: Find A5 on Facebook or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Allies for Disability Awareness – Monthly meetings on disability and an intersecting topic – Contact Info: email@example.com