Disability Awareness

 

 

A Month of Events 

October is Disability Awareness Month at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Each October Student Accessibility Services (SAS) sponsors numerous campus-wide events to increase understanding of various disabilities. We cordially invite you join us at this year’s Disability Awareness Month activities.

 

SEATED VOLLEYBALL DEMONSTRATION AND TOURNAMENT

Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Boca Campus Rec. Center

Seated Volleyball is a Paralympic team sport played with a smaller court and a lower net than standing volleyball. That does not mean it is easy because an athlete’s pelvis must be touching the ground at all times, and it is considerably faster than standing volleyball. Matt Glowacki, former member of the United States Paralympic Sit-Volleyball Team, demonstrates and officiates this competitive event.

 

Seated Volleyball

 

 

GOALBALL DEMONSTRATION AND TOURNAMENT

Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Boca Campus Rec Center

Officiated by Paralympian Donte Mickens

Goalball is a highly competitive team sport for people with a visual impairment. On the elite level, it is part of the United States Paralympic Games. The SAS is privileged to have Donte Mickens, Goalball bronze medalist for the United States Paralympic team, present and demonstrate Goalball annually at this event. Participants, wearing blackened goggles to simulate a visual impairment, compete for a trophy and, of course, bragging rights.

 

Goalball

 

 

A TASTE OF DISABILITY DINNER AND LUNCHEON

Monday, October 17, 2016 @ 12:00 noon
The Burrow – Jupiter Campus

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 noon
SD 105 – Davie Campus

The capstone event of Disability Awareness Month is the annual Taste of Disability Dinner held at the Jupiter and Davie campus. These events offer participants the opportunity to experience a disability while dining. Attendees can experience disability simulation activities as a person with a visual impairment, a physical impairment, or a hearing impairment. 

 

Taste of Disability Dinner

 

 

MOVIE NIGHT

Finding Dory (Free)
October 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
The Burrow – Jupiter Campus

A free movie with a disability-related theme will shown on Jupiter campus. Examples of movies shown in the past are As Good as It Gets and Bone Collector. Popcorn and beverages are served, and lively discussions are held after the movie. 

 

Movie Night

 

 

 

 

 

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