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Disability Awareness Month

Supporting & Empowering Students with Disabilities



Check out The Disability Awareness Month Exhibit of Films, display case on the main floor of the library.

Downloadable Disability Awareness Month Event Flyer (PDF)

For more information contact Accessibility Services, 845-574-4541

April 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017  •  Noon – 1 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Help US #LightItUpBlue
Wear BLUE! Shine a Light on Autism

GLOW sticks will be provided to the 1st 100 people! Wear blue and take pictures to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, or Flickr. Use hashtag #LIUB #RCCLIUB and be a part of the global autism awareness movement! Your support brings a lifetime of hope for those living with autism. Autism is a growing global health priority. The international “Light It Up Blue” campaign encourages people to wear BLUE as skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes around the world shine with blue lights to honor those affected by autism.

Monday, April 3, 2017  •  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

College Steps Information Session
Learn about College Steps and what it will offer at RCC starting Fall 2017 for students living with social, communication, or learning challenges. All interested students, parents, consultants, and school professionals are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Questions/RSVP contact: or call 413-923-4330.

Monday, April 17, 2017  •  Noon – 2:00 pm
Student Union, Room 3217

Movie: The Fundamentals of Caring
A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life. The Fundamentals of Caring is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Rob Burnett. Followed by discussion. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  •  2:00 pm
Technology Center, Room 8322

CETL Book Discussion: Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939 By Roger Daniels; Presenter, Dr. David Lucander
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. Not only did he serve an unprecedented four terms in office, but he was also the first president with a significant physical disability. FDR was diagnosed with infantile paralysis, better known as polio, in 1921, at the age of 39. Although dealing with this crippling disease was difficult, many believe that his personal struggles helped shape FDR, both as a man and as a president.

Thursday, April 20, 2017  •  Noon - 2:00 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Faculty Staff Dining Room

Taste of Disability Luncheon
Catered by Wendy Gordon & RCC Hospitality students. This event offers participants the opportunity to experience a disability while dining, with a discussion to follow. Attendees can experience disability simulation activities as a person with a visual impairment, a physical impairment, or a hearing impairment.

Seating is limited; RSVP by April 13 at Accessibility Services, Technology Center, Room 8150, 845-574-4541.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017  •  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fieldhouse Arena

Ready, Set, Transition!
Resource & Transition Fair

This FREE Resource and Transition Fair is offered through Rockland BOCES and the Rockland Transition Consortium and open to the public. For families and students of all ages with an IEP or 504 Plan, for now and in the future. Learn about the opportunities available for individuals with disabilities. Find out about support for the school year and beyond.

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