Disability Awareness Month 2017

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The University of Arkansas and Sources for Community Independent Living Services, along with our community partners, would like to invite students, faculty, staff, as well as the community in recognizing the importance of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and acknowledging that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Employment is a fundamental theme throughout the month, by offering several events that focus on disability employment and creating a strong, inclusive workforce. Check out our fun events highlighting the significance of inclusion in sports and recreation for people with disabilities. For those looking for volunteer opportunities, we will be removing home barriers by building accessible ramps in our community. Also, local disability service providers will be on campus this month to share how you can get involved as a volunteer.

Join us as we celebrate the progress that has been made under the ADA by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion! Disability Rights are civil rights ya'll

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

**Requests for specific accommodations must be received by the Center for Educational Access at ada@uark.edu or 479.575.3104

 

 


  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

 OCTOBER 3RD

Community Resource Fair & Art Exhibit

 

OCTOBER 7TH

Inclusive Tandem Bike Ride, Roll, Walk, Run

 

OCTOBER 8TH

Crystal Bridges Family Sunday - Art for All

 

OCTOBER 10TH

Sources Tai Chi Class

 

OCTOBER 11TH

CDC Nonprofit, Government, Helping Professions Career Fair

UREC Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game

 

OCTOBER 12TH

CDC Media, Communication & Design Career Fair

 

OCTOBER 20TH

NanoTec - Assistive Technology Demo

 

OCTOBER 25TH

CDC AGRI Career Fair

OEOC Disability Sensitivity Training

 

OCTOBER 26TH

UREC Glow

 

OCTOBER 29TH

Home Access & Revitalization Project



 EVENT DETAILS

 

Tuesday, October 3rd

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR & ART EXHIBIT

Time & Location: 10:30am – 1pm; Arkansas Union, International Connections Lounge

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR

Designed for students, faculty, staff and the public, the Community Resource Fair will feature informational booths promoting community resources and information dedicated to inclusion and community participation. Disability service providers and agencies will be on hand to assist people with disabilities, their family members, and the public. Also, you will have an opportunity to learn more about volunteer opportunities available within our local area disability service providers.


ART EXHIBIT

Life Styles, Inc., a local non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities, will exhibit artwork created by their participants in the College for Living – Art Program.

FREE POPCORN!


Saturday, October 7th

SOURCES INCLUSIVE TANDEM BIKE RIDE, ROLL,WALK, RUN

Time & Location: 9am-1pm; The Village at Skull Creek


Presented by Sources for Community Independent Living Services. – The founder of Route 66 Tandum Bike Club out of Joplin, MO will be coming to Fayetteville, and bringing tandum bikes and Captains for the ride. David Carey founded the bike club as a way to allow individuals with vision impairments to enjoy riding a bike. Although individuals with vision impairments are his main focus, we are hoping that other individuals could join us on this day!

The ride will begin at 9 am and last until 11 am, to be followed by a picnic at the property located next to Skull Creek Apartments at 2619 N. Quality Lane.
To sign up for the event and for more information please contact Sandra Bullins at sbullins@arsources.org.


Sunday, October 8th

CRYSTAL BRIDGES – FAMILY SUNDAY: ART FOR ALL

Time & Location: 12PM-5pm; Crystal Bridges


Presented by Crystal Bridges. – Join us for a day full of artmaking with a focus on inclusion! You’ll discover new ways to make art with our special guests from Zot Artz, a company that creates universally designed art tools and supplies that make creativity accessible for everyone! Add to a giant mural, draw with mega-chalk, blow bubbles, and meet folks from area organizations that champion access and inclusion across Northwest Arkansas. More information about this event available at: https://crystalbridges.org/calendar/family-sunday-art-for-all/


Sponsored by Procter & Gamble, Rockline Industries, and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Free, no registration required.


Tuesday, October 10th

SOURCES TAI CHI CLASS

Time & Location: 3:30PM-5:30PM; The Village at Skull Creek (3rd floor conference room)


Presented by Sources for Community Independent Living Services. – Tai Chi is an accessible form of gentle physical exercise and stretching that everyone can participate in doing, regardless your level of activity. Breathing and grounding techniques will be taught in this session by Juan Butler, who is a well-known instructor in the area who works with veterans and people with and without disabilities.


No ticket or fee is required.

For more information, contact Sources at sources@arsources.org or call (888) 284-7521.


Wednesday, October 11th

CDC NONPROFIT, GOVERNMENT, & HELPING PROFESSIONS CAREER FAIR

Time & Location: 12pm – 4pm; Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom


Sponsored by the Career Development Center – The University of Arkansas Nonprofit, Government & Helping Professions Career Fair offers cost-effective and time-efficient recruiting for full-time, part-time or internship positions. This fair is for all students who are seeking employment and/or experiential educational opportunities.

Attend this fair if you are wanting a career within the social impact career community, this is your event.

Students, find an internship, part-time or full-time position with a local, in-state, or out-of-state company or organization at this fair. Attend the fair to connect with prospective employers seeking students with your major(s). Also, attend this fair to expand your network, polish your interview skills, learn industry information, and gather information about companies. Business Casual is required to attend.

 

Accommodations

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the University Career Development Center at 479-575-2805 or email recruit@uark.edu.

 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

 

Student Info
See Who's coming to the Career Fair
Making Career Fairs Work for You
Watch video on How to Prepare for Career Fairs
Attire for Career Fairs & Events

For more information, please visit the Career Development Center website.


Wednesday, October 11th

UREC WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL EXHIBITION GAME

Time & Location: 5 – 7pm; HPER, Gym 2


Presented by University Recreation and Sources for Community Independent Living Services. – UREC is happy to host the Wheelchair Basketball game of the century! A Northwest Arkansas wheelchair basketball team will be playing against our very own UREC wheelchair basketball team! Come cheer on your classmates!


No ticket or fee is required. Free popcorn!

For more information, please contact Casey Fant at cfant@uark.edu.


Thursday, October 12th

CDC MEDIA, COMMUNICATION & DESIGN CAREER FAIR

Time & Location: 1pm – 4pm; Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom


Sponsored by the Career Development Center – The University of Arkansas Media, Communications & Design Career Fair offers cost-effective and time-efficient recruiting for full-time, part-time or internship positions. This fair is for all Students who are seeking employment and/or experiential educational opportunities.

Students, if you are looking for an internship, part-time or full-time position with a local, in-state, or out of state company, you will find great opportunities at this fair. Attend the fair to connect with prospective employers seeking students with your major(s). Also, attend this fair to expand your network, polish your interview skills, learn industry information, and gather information about companies. Business Casual is required to attend.

 

Accommodations

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the University Career Development Center at 479-575-2805 or email recruit@uark.edu.

 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

 

Student Info
See Who's coming to the Career Fair 
Making Career Fairs Work for You
Watch video on How to Prepare for Career Fairs
Attire for Career Fairs & Events

For more information, please visit the Career Development Center website.


Friday, October 20th

NANOTEC – ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEMO

Time & Location: 10am-12pm; Arkansas Union, Room 514


Sponsored by NanoTec – A seminar and equipment demonstration for those who are blind or have low vision to connect to the world around them through technology! No preregistration or fee is required.


Wednesday, October 25th

CDC CAREER FAIR OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD AND LIFE SCIENCES

Time & Location: 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm; Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom


Sponsored by the Career Development Center – The University of Arkansas Career Fair of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences offers cost-effective and time-efficient recruiting for full-time, part-time or internship positions. This fair is for all Bumpers College Students who are seeking employment opportunities.

Bumpers College students, whether you are looking for a full-time position, part-time or an internship, you will find great opportunities at this fair to connect with prospective employers seeking students with your majors. Also attend this fair to expand your network, polish your interview skills, learn industry information, and gather information about companies. Business Casual is required to attend.

 

Accommodations

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the University Career Development Center at 479-575-2805 or email recruit@uark.edu.

 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

 

Student Info
See Who's coming to the Career Fair 
Making Career Fairs Work for You
Watch video on How to Prepare for Career Fairs
Attire for Career Fairs & Events

For more information, please visit the Career Development Center website.

 


 Wednesday, October 25th

OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND COMPLIANCE (OEOC) DISABILITY SENSITIVITY TRAINING

Time & Location: 10am-11am; Mullins Library, Room 104


Sponsored by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) – The Disability Sensitivity Training is a training designed to provide education and resources to participants, assisting them with the tools to better integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce through proper etiquette using people first language.


Presentation by:
Ashley Johnson Cross
Corporate Business Relations Manager
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division


For more information, please contact Toya Williams at tlw035@uark.edu.


Thursday, October 26th

UREC GLOW

Time & Location: 5pm-8pm; HPER 1st floor


Presented by University Recreation – Add a spooky spin to your climbing, cycling, and group fitness workouts. UREC will be offering these activities in black light settings with a Halloween theme.


No ticket or fee is required.
For more information, please contact Casey Fant at cfant@uark.edu.


Saturday, October 28th

HOME ACCESS & REVITALIZATION PROJECT

Time & Location: 9:00am; Sources for Community Independent Living Services


Join us for Make a Difference Day 2017, sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Sources for Community Independent Living Services – Some residents of Northwest Arkansas have difficulty even leaving their own homes. Helping to remove those barriers will be teams of volunteers who will build a wheelchair ramp and assist in basic home improvement for individuals with disabilities.


To volunteer for this event, please go to the Center for Community Engagement website, and select the
Make a Difference Day link OR Student Engagement tab: http://service.uark.edu/index.php.