estimated one in five people have a disability. From physical and learning
disabilities, to attention deficit and mental health issues, people have learned
to meet the challenges of their disability and succeed in life.
more from a few of them during the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s
“Celebrate All Abilities” annual disability awareness events October 29 and 30.
health is the focus of mother and daughter authors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Cinda and Linea Johnson, who wrote “Perfect Chaos,” will share the story of
Linea’s struggle through the diagnosis, treatment and acceptance of bipolar
disorder; and her mother’s pain, love and pride for her daughter in this fierce
talk, “A Journey of Recovery,” is open to the public, free and will be held in
the Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center. It is sponsored by
Ministry Health Care, Healthy People Portage County, Mid-State Technical
College and UW-Stevens Point Disability Advisory Council.
about the challenges of having a disability while attending college at 4:30
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. A panel of six students with disabilities and two
parents of students with disabilities will share challenges with Asperger’s
syndrome, learning disability, attention deficit disorder, mobility disability
and vision and hearing impairments.
free presentation will be in Dreyfus University Center Theater. It is sponsored
by UW-Stevens Point Disability and Assistive Technology Center and Disability
event offers our campus and the community an opportunity to learn firsthand how
a disability may impact someone’s life, and at the same time, how people manage
to cope with and meet the challenges of their disability successfully. It
can be a life-learning experience for all of us,” said Jim Joque, director of
the Disability and Assistive Technology Center.