Monday, September 21, 2020

2020 Disability Awareness Month

The President's Commission on Disability Issues invites you to participate in the 2020 Disability Awareness Month

Workforce Recruitment Program Info Session 
FRI Oct. 2 and THURS Oct. 8 | 4 - 5 PM | Register at 
Are you a student with a disability or a neurodiversity interested in an internship or employment with the federal government? 
Register for WRP 2020 and University Career Center information sessions.

Adapting Courses to Maximize Accessibility 
MON Oct. 5 | 10 - 11 AM | Zoom | Register at
Join faculty, staff, alumni, students, & others to learn about their recent project experience redesigning a course to be delivered 100% online while maximizing accessibility.

MON Oct. 5 | 4:30 - 6 PM | Zoom | Register at
On this panel, we host activists from the #BlackDisabledLivesMatter movement to discuss the reframing of diversity, equity, and inclusion that accompanies thinking from the complexities of race and disability.

Mental Health Awareness Week
MON Oct. 5 to FRI Oct. 9 | Zoom | Information coming soon. 
Join the UMD Counseling Center and other campus partners for a week of activities related to self-care stress management mental health awareness breaking the stigma.

DIY IT Accessibility: The Six Essential Steps
WED Oct. 7 | 10 - 11 AM | Zoom | Register at
In this webinar, we will give an overview of the six areas that have the greatest impact on making your online content more accessible. 

Terps Take Care Fair
WED Oct. 7 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Zoom | Info at
In its fourth year, the Fair is an interactive event which strives to raise awareness about mental health, promote healthy self-care strategies, reduce stigma surrounding mental illness and help-seeking, and connect participants to the wider community of support available to them. 

Disclosure and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and Neurodiverse Students
WED Oct. 14 |  5 - 6 PM | Zoom | Register at
Are you thinking about disclosure or accommodations in an internship or on the job? Let us help you sort out the confusion and complexities. Join us and bring your questions and concerns.

Dismantling Disability Stigma: An Open Dialogue with Students with Disabilities
MON Oct. 19 | 12 - 1 PM | Register at
Join a panel of UMD students  for a conversation about breaking the stigma that surrounds disability. Members of the non-disabled community, here is your chance to ask the questions you may not have wanted to before, and anyone who wants to learn is welcome to attend!

Movie Club: A Discussion on Disability Rights
TUE Oct. 20  | 5 - 6 PM  | Zoom | Register at
We invite you to join Dr. Paul Jaeger and members from the UMD community for a discussion on disability rights, in response to the documentary "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" and this summer's UMD ADA 30th Anniversary Webinar with Judith Heumann.

Voices of Disability: Connecting Through Personal Stories
THUR Oct. 22 | 6 - 7 PM | Zoom | Register at
We invite our disabled community and anyone who has experienced disability in any way (as parents, siblings, friends, allies, professional, other) to share their stories with our UMD community. Come hear their stories or sign up to share yours.

Download the flyer with events in PDF or Word format.