Celebrate All Abilities

2015 October Disability Awareness Month

October 21 Sign Song Dancers

6:00-7:30 PM
Dreyfus University Center Theater
Open to the general public

Sign Song Dancers - a troupe of students representing the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delevan. Performing contemporary music and combining dance with American Sign-Language, the group travels throughout Wisconsin as ambassadors of their language and culture…educating audiences about their school and the deaf community in order to help promote understanding.

Sponsors: UW-Stevens Point Disability Advisory Council and the Disability and Assistive Technology Center

October 27 "Beyond the Voices: From Chaos to Hope"

Presenter-Randye Kaye
7:00-8:30 PM
Dreyfus University Center: Laird Room
Open to the general public

A noted speaker, radio personality, and author of the book "Ben, Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope," Randye Kaye speaks out about helping families understand and deal with mental illness as it relates to her life experiences within her family.

Sponsors: Coalition of Portage County, Ministry Health Care, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness and UW-Stevens Point Disability Advisory Council

October 29 Coffee and Culture: "Let's Talk Disabilities"

4:00-6:00 PM
Dreyfus University Center: Laird Room
Open to UW-Stevens Point Students only

Listen to stories about disabilities as told by UW-Stevens Point students with disabilities. A panel of students with a range of experiences will express the barriers they face and have overcome in their educational pursuits at UWSP. Ask those pertinent questions you always wanted to know from someone in the know.

Sponsors: UW-Stevens Point Disability Advisory Council and UWSP Students