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Disability Awareness Month: October

Get information about events during Disability Awareness Month.

October is National Disability Awareness Month in the United States. Every year, Disability Awareness Month events provide information related to health issues, personal well-being, and disability prevention and management.


Events are wheelchair accessible. To request American Sign Language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations necessary to enable your participation, contact DisAbility Counseling and Consulting (DCC), (858) 534-6744, at least two weeks in advance of the event.

For parking and shuttle information, call (858) 534-RIDE (7433), or see Shuttle Service.

2015 Annual Celebration of Abilities events

October 1 - October 31

Location: Price Center, Theatre Lobby Foyer 


Celebration of Abilities Art Display: Come and enjoy the amazing collection of art on display!  Peruse and you could find artwork of all varied mediums (e.g., paintings, sculptures, photography, etc.,); you may even find your favorite piece posted for sale.

Note: Art is displayed Oct. 1 – Oct. 31 in the Price Center Theatre Foyer.  UC San Diego's Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), as part of the UC San Diego campus-wide Annual Celebration of Abilities events in October, invites artists with disabilities to share their artwork with UC San Diego and the San Diego community.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Location: Price Center, Plaza area


11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities LIVE Entertainment Fest:

  • Mark Goffeney, a popular Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter who weaves music and story into an exciting live performance will be featured as the headliner. Mark's charismatic energy infuses his passionate diversity message. Mark, who was born without arms and plays guitar with his feet, formed the "Big Toe" band. The Big Toe buzz is growing louder every day, thanks to a strong U.S. and international following. You can also see Mark on YouTube "shredding" with his feet. Mark Goffeney has toured internationally in Holland, Germany, Turkey, Tokyo, Korea and elsewhere.
  • The Leucadia Roadside Band, a local, popular acoustic Guitarists/Singers-Songwriters group will be featured playing a mixed blend of originals, with a contemporary take on, folk, rock, pop, country, and blues styles for your afternoon's listening pleasure. 

This dynamo of talent leaves audiences educated, enlightened and pleasingly entertained by their music and tales.

It's a local Easy-Listening and Vocal Renditions Jam!  Come and feel the music and the message.

Diversity Educational Resource Tabling: Be sure to stop by and chat with the many UC San Diego campus community centers' who will be available to provide educational resource information. 

Light refreshments will be served. A prize drawing begins at 11:45 a.m. You must be present to win!

2015 Annual Celebration of Abilities co-sponsors:

Disability Awareness Month
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