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Disability Awareness Week 2017

Monday, October 23rd                  Noon-1:00 pm                   WSC Terrace


Moderator: Hunter Searle, Vice President, Delta Alpha Pi Student Honor Society

An image displaying various types of disabilities.When interacting with a person with a disability, it is important to be mindful of how best to do so, depending on his or her disability. Some of us are uncomfortable talking with people with disabilities. Maybe we feel sorry for them and assume that they might be bitter about their disability and wish they didn’t have one. This is untrue in many cases. Lots of people with disabilities feel that their lives are enriched by their experience with disability, and if given the chance to erase their disability, they would not. Come listen to a panel of BYU students with diverse disabilities share their experience of living with a disability. Challenge negative stereotypes and learn etiquette tips that will help you in your relationship with a person with a disability.



Tuesday, October 24th               Noon-1:00 pm                3228 WSC


Clay Frandsen, Ph.D., and Lanae Valentine, Ph.D.; University Accessibility Center

A sign saying be back in 30 minutes.You are the CEO of your life. You have a vision for your life. You have goals and skills to help you reach those goals. You have important conversations and ideas. People see and know your talent. However, you miss meetings, forget dates, lose focus, struggle to prioritize, and have difficulty with follow-through. For many college students with ADHD, the combination of academic demands and ADHD symptoms can make them feel like being the CEO of a company without a personal secretary. Without one's mental secretary managing, focusing, planning, organizing, prioritizing, controlling emotions, and remembering important deadlines, college can be really hard. During this presentation we will discuss some strategies to help you compensate for an absent mental secretary.



Wednesday, October 25th           6:00 pm                 Varsity Theatre

Finding Dory

An image of the finding Dory movie.Free movie and treats!  Come and enjoy Finding Dory, complete with audio descriptive narrative for individuals who are vision impaired and captioning for individuals who are hearing impaired.







Thursday, October 26th                 11:00 am-Noon           3380 WSC (Little Theater)

Stress Management and Biofeedback:  Mindfulness and Breathing

Maureen Rice, Ph.D., Psychologist; Director, Stress Management and Biofeedback Services; BYU Counseling and Psychological Services

A leaf with water dripping off it into a pond.At this workshop you will learn how to:

- condition your mind and body to let go of tension and stress

- achieve calmness and mental clarity for peak performance

- breathe to balance your hourly stress





Friday, October 27th                      6:30 pm - 9:00 pm                 WSC Terrace


A man working with two autistic individuals.The BYU Experience is a program that invites college-age or older individuals with cognitive and intellectual disabilities to come to campus for a night of “college experience.” Many individuals do not have the opportunity to come to college, so we provide a night where they can hang out and make friends with BYU students. There will be pizza, dancing, and karaoke. Halloween costumes are highly encouraged. 



To sign up as a volunteer send an email to or visit the Disability Awareness Booth.