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Disability Awareness Month: October

Learn more about UC San Diego's annual Disability Awareness Month, recognized each October.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in the United States and the  2017 theme is Inclusion Drives Innovation. Each year, UC San Diego hosts events to 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, or email: hrdcc@ucsd.edu at least two weeks in advance of the event.

For parking and shuttle information, call (858) 534-RIDE (7433), email: iride@ucsd.edu or see Shuttle Service.

2017 Disability Awareness Month Events 

October 1 - October 31


Price Center, Plaza area
Theatre Foyer

Art Exhibit

View and admire the amazing collection of art created by local artists with disabilities.

Art is available for viewing in the Price Center Theatre Foyer.

Note: UC San Diego's Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) as part of the UC San Diego campus-wide Disability Awareness Month events in October, invites artists with disabilities to share their artwork with UC San Diego and San Diego community.

Wednesday, October 4


Price Center, Plaza area

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Join us for the 2017 Disability Awareness Month Kickoff in the Price Center Plaza from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Be sure to stop by and chat with the UC San Diego campus Disability Management resource centers who will be available to provide additional educational resource information. 

Opportunity drawings and light refreshments will be available.

Tuesday, October 17


Price Center West,
Eleanor Roosevelt College Room

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Cheryl Hile

Cheryl Hile, former UC San Diego employee, will share her inspirational story of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and overcoming obstacles to continue her passion for running.

Cheryl has completed over 40 marathons and just completed her goal of running on all seven continents.

Sunday Morning, October 22


La Jolla Cove,
La Jolla, CA

Register now! Volunteer     support shift times are now presently available with open shifts between 7:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Special Event: 2017 Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathalon Challenge 

UC San Diego is proud to partner with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to offer volunteer support at the 2017 Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathalon Challenge on Sunday, October 22.

CAF exists to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

For those interested in registering to offer volunteer support, volunteer shifts are now available with open shifts between 7:00am - noon to sign up. To register as a volunteer, please contact DCC at hrdcc@ucsd.edu

2017 Annual Disability Awareness Month Events Co-sponsors

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