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Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month 2016

Moving Beyond Inclusion

Help create a future where all doors are open to equal opportunity, full participation and integration


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 7 - 21, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016  •  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Fieldhouse, Arena

Shine A Light on Autism: Keep Calm & Light it Up Blue
Wear BLUE!

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.
Together we can:

  • Spread awareness and understanding of autism
  • Celebrate and honor the unique talents and skills of people with autism
  • Bring attention to the needs of all people with autism

Tuesday, April 12, 2016  •  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Faculty/Staff Dining Room

Taste of Disability Luncheon
Catered by Wendy Gordon & RCC Hospitality students. Participating faculty and staff are assigned a disability to experience during the luncheon with discussion to follow. Seating is limited, sign up at Accessibility Services, Technology Center, Room 8150, or call 845-574-4541 by April 5. Please specify any food allergies.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016  •  9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fieldhouse, Arena - Open to the public

Resource & Transition Fair for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan
Support services for students and their families.
Learn about the opportunities available for individuals with disabilities. Find out about support for the school years and beyond.

Linking families with the resources needed to transition:

  • From school to work or post-secondary programs
  • From children’s services to adult services
  • From home to the community

This FREE Resource and Transition Fair is offered through Rockland BOCES and the Rockland Transition Consortium.

Thursday, April 21, 2016  •  5 pm – 7 pm
Student Union, Room 3217

Movie Night: Ray
Doors open at 5 pm
Movie starts at 5:15 pm
Legendary jazz musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Acclaimed throughout the world, Ray, who lost his sight at the age of 9, rose from humble beginnings to reach the top despite many challenges.

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