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Disability Awareness Week 2019

Monday, October 21st                  3:00-4:00 pm pm                   West Court SFH

Wheelchair Basketball

People playing wheelchair basketball

Come and play or just watch! This event is for everyone with or without a disability. All equipment will be provided. Participants will be required to sign a waiver from Risk Management.

Tuesday, October 22nd                  12:30-2:00 pm pm                   1111 WSC

University Accessibility Lab Open House

A receptionist sitting at a desk

This event is for all UAC clients and invited guests. Come and check out the new University Accessibility Lab and the Accessible Book Creations area. You will be able to meet the UAC and Accessible Book Creations staff and learn about the technologies we have available.

Wednesday, October 23rd                  11:00-11:50 am pm                   R.G. Derrick Planetarium (C465 ESC)

Stars of the PharaohsFree Show with ASL

Stars of the Pharoahs poster

Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. You'll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena. You'll see some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in their original splendor. The film will be shown with an ASL interpretation. Please be on time, no late entries will be allowed. Following the film, enjoy a brief demonstration of how individuals who are blind can learn the constellations.

Wednesday, October 23rd                  6:00-8:00 pm pm                   Varsity Theatre

The Greatest ShowmanFREE!

People playing wheelchair basketball

Free movie and circus treats! Come and enjoy The Greatest Showman, a musical about not listening to people who want to hold you back and not being afraid of your differences but instead embracing them as amazing qualities that you should be proud of. The movie is being shown with audio descriptive narrative for individuals who are vision impaired and captioning for individuals who are hearing impaired.

Thursday, October 24th                  11:00-11:50 am pm                   1102 JKB

When BYU Students Need a Psychiatrist: Treatments, Trends, and Adam Sandler Impressions (NAMI Forum)

Dr. Bill Bunn, Psychiatrist on staff at BYU Student Health Center

Dr. Bill Bunn

Do you or someone you know experience mental illness? Come learn about healthy practices and available resources for all of the varying levels of mental illness. Dr. Bunn is an expert in his field and has extensive experience working with BYU students who struggle with mental health. Both his training and his experience make him uniquely qualified to speak to an audience of BYU students regarding the realities of mental illness and how each one of us can have a positive, productive university experience, no matter what our mental health situation may be.

Friday, October 25th                  11:00-11:50 am pm                   RB Pool and gym 156

Y-Serve Adaptive Aquatics/Gym Kids—Service Project

Kids swimming in a pool

Kids playing under a parachute

Hop in the pool or play around in the gym with children with special needs from local elementary schools to help them develop their cognitive, motor, and social skills. Help them increase their creativity and develop autonomy by doing what they want to do. Join us especially on the 25th, but you are also welcome to join us weekly.

Friday, October 25th                  6:30-9:30 pm pm                   WSC Ballroom

Y-Serve BYU Experience—Service Project

Three people smiling

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. Activities will include: Carnival games, performances, ice cream, and karaoke. Halloween costumes are highly encouraged!

THERE IS A LARGE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR BOTH SERVICE PROJECTS!!! Sign up at the Y-Serve Office, or there will be a sign-up sheet at the Disability Awareness Week booth all week.