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Annual Celebration of Abilities Month: October

Find out about UCSD's annual Celebration of Abilities Month, usually held in October.

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

Accommodations

Events are wheelchair accessible. To request American Sign Language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations necessary to enable your participation, contact Paula Doss, (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.

2013 Annual Celebration of Abilities events

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Location: Price Center, Theatre Lobby Foyer 

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11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities Art Display: Enjoy the art, meet the artists, and learn about their techniques and talents.

Note: Art is displayed Oct. 1 – Oct. 31 in the Price Center Theatre Foyer. This learning opportunity is co-sponsored by UC San Diego's Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Location: Price Center – Plaza area
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11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities LIVE Entertainment Fest:

  • Mark Goffeney, a popular Guitarist/Vocalist who weaves music and story into an amazing performance; his charismatic energy carries through seamlessly entwining his passionate diversity message.

This dynamo of talent leaves audiences educated, enlightened and pleasingly entertained by his 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. 

A prize drawing begins at 11:45 a.m. You must be present to win.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

East Campus, Thornton Hospital

Patio Area -   

(adjacent to cafeteria) 

(map)

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities LIVE Entertainment Fest:

  • Mark Goffeney,  a popular Guitarist/Vocalist who weaves music and story into an amazing performance; his charismatic energy carries through seamlessly entwining his passionate diversity message.

This entertainer's mastery of the guitar is accompanied by a beautiful voice and comedic stories.

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

 A prize drawing begins at 11:45 a.m. You must be present to win.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Location: Price Center West, Green Table Room

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Register Online for this event.

Learning Opportunity: Special Film Screening: "We Thought You'd Never Ask: Voices of People with Autism".   An Open Panel Discussion to Follow Film Screening from two adult community members who have autism.  The Panelists are Megan Christian, Autism Society Board Member and Stephen Hinkle who is featured in the film.

In this revealing documentary you will meet six adults with autism labels who are interviewed about their thoughts and experiences as related to autism. They provide answers that are touching, revealing, and often unexpected. These six individuals communicate in compelling and often humorous ways their views on issues ranging from sensory problems, to communications needs, to the celebration of special interests.

The purpose of this film is to communicate a message about personal power, agency and voice. Too often, in the fields of autism and disability, we look only to the medical, teaching, or therapeutic communities for answers, insight, and guidance. These individuals and their powerful words illustrate why the autism experts' we need to listen to and learn from, above all others, are those who live with the autism label.

This Celebration of Abilities Learning Opportunity Event is co-sponsored by CADRE.

Note: Light refreshments are available at all events.

2013 Annual Celebration of Abilities events are sponsored by:

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