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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 2016 theme is #InclusionWorks. 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, 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.

2016 Disability Awareness Month Events #InclusionWorks

October 1 - October 31


Bookstore, Price Center


Book Display

Visit the display table in the Bookstore for books written by authors with disabilities or books about disability experience.

All books displayed are available for purchase.

October 1 - October 28


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 both in the Price Center Theatre Foyer and the green display case, Price Center, 2nd floor between Ballroom East and Ballroom West.                         

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 the UC San Diego and San Diego community.

Friday,                   October 7

Location: Price Center, Plaza area


7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Join us for the 2016 Disability Awareness Month Kickoff in the Price Center Plaza from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 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. Note: You must be present to win.

Thursday, October 27


Price Center Plaza area,


4:00 p.m.


Movie Screening of Still Alice

Join us for a viewing of Still Alice at 4:00 p.m. and a brief discussion of the film in the Price Center Theatre.

Still Alice

Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread.

Along the way, Alice struggles to not only fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile.

Treats (freshly-popped, hot popcorn, candy and assorted iced-cold beverages) will be provided! Please RSVP your attendance via email to hrdcc@ucsd.edu.

2016 Annual Disability Awareness Month Events #InclusionWorks co-sponsors:

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