Disability Awareness Week, March 23-28

The first Disability Awareness Week at Truman begins March 23 and continues through March 28. Monday through Friday there will be a table in the Student Union Building from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. advocating for Knocking Out the ‘R’ Word. Pay attention to Facebook and posters around campus for details about events and to sign up for the Goal Ball Tournament and hearing screenings.

Goal Ball Tournament
4-6 p.m.
March 23
Student Recreation Center
A game simulating visual impairments. Participants will get a free pizza dinner at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building Down Under.

Orthopedic Disability Day
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 24
Student Union Building Alumni Room
Wheelchairs will be available for participants to test.

Hearing Impairment Day
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 25
Student Union Building 3201
Free hearing screenings will be available.

Sign Language Clinic
7:30 p.m.
March 25
Magruder Hall 2050

Visual Impairments Table
March 26
Student Union Building
There will be impairment goggles, braille alphabets and information regarding visual impairments.

Speaker: David Wohlers
6 p.m.
Magruder Hall 2001
Professor Wohlers will be discuss the occupational challenges he faces with his visual impairment.

Learning Disabilities Day
March 27
Student Union Building
During the day there will be activities focusing on ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and more at a table in the Student Union Building.

Student Panel
7 p.m.
March 27
Magruder 2001
Truman students will speak about their own learning disabilities and Jennifer Hurst, associate professor of health and exercise sciences, will lead the panel as a faculty member with a learning disability (auditory processing disorder).

Autism Awareness
12 p.m.
Student Union Building
There will be activities throughout the day and a presentation to be determined at 12 p.m.
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