Disability Awareness Month 2018

Disability Awareness Month LogoSources LogoCrystal Bridges logo

 

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 28 th 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. In addition, 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 1ST

OEOC Disability Etiquette/Sensitivity Training

 

OCTOBER 3RD

CDC AGRI Career Fair

 

OCTOBER 9TH

Sources Tai Chi Class

 

OCTOBER 17TH

Community Resource Fair & Art Exhibit UREC Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game

 

OCTOBER 18TH

NanoPac, Inc. – Assistive Technology Demo (Cancelled)

 

OCTOBER 24TH

OEOC Assistive Technology & Accommodations in the Workplace

 

OCTOBER 27TH

Crystal Bridges – Multisensory Saturday

 

NOVEMBER 3RD

Home Access & Revitalization Project



 EVENT DETAILS

 

Monday, October 1st

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

Time & Location: 10am – 11am; University House, For Faculty/Staff ONLY

 

Sponsored by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) – The Disability Etiquette/Sensitivity Informational Session is 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 became a part of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services in 2010, as a Business Relations Representative. In her tenure with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, she worked to establish the agency as a resource with the Sam’s Club Consortium, which included Walmart, Sam’s Club, Tyson Foods, and JB Hunt. In 2014, under the department of Staff Development and Training, Cross received the National and International Certification of DISC and Values Train the Trainer. In 2015, Cross completed the Certified Public Management program, through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

 

Please follow this Link to register. If you are not able to attend in person, feel free to join the session meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by using WEBEX. Information on how to join the WebEx meeting will be sent to those registered the day before the training session.

 

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


Wednesday, October 3rd

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 6 Quick Must-Dos for the Career Fair

Watch video on How to Prepare for Career Fairs Attire for Career Fairs & Events

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


Tuesday, October 9th

SOURCES TAI CHI CLASS

Time & Location: 4pm-5pm; 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.


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 17th

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. In addition, 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!

 


Wednesday, October 17th

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! Come cheer on your classmates!

No ticket or fee is required. Free popcorn!

For more information, please contact UREC Inclusive Recreation at https://urec.uark.edu/inclusive- recreation/index.php.


Thursday, October 18th (Cancelled)

NANOPAC, INC. – ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEMO

Time & Location: 9am-12pm; Arkansas Union, Room 403

 

Sponsored by NanoPac, Inc. – Technology for blind and low vision: what’s out there and what’s new! 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.


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 24th

OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND COMPLIANCE (OEOC) ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

Time & Location: 9am-10:30am OR 1pm-2:30pm; University House For Faculty/Staff ONLY

 

Sponsored by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) – The Assistive Technology and Accommodations in the Workplace Presentation will cover programs in Arkansas that can assist employees with accommodations in the workplace. We will also cover the accommodation process, and go through case studies displaying how specific accommodations implemented in specific situations can reduce or eliminate barriers to employment and promote successful outcomes not only for the employee but also for the employer. Resources will also be provided.

 

Presentation by:

Brad Marsh, ATP, CEAS II. Brad has more than 20 years of experience providing a broad range of assistive technology services to individuals with cross disabilities in their homes, schools and work environments. Work experiences include coordination of several assistive technology demonstration centers that provided comprehensive information, demonstration, and technical assistance to individuals with significant disabilities, family members, rehabilitation professionals, educators, and therapists. He served as coordinator of assistive technology services for the Missouri AgrAbility Project, a grant funded program serving farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers who had disabilities of all types. He served as a Rehabilitation Technology Specialist with Louisiana Tech University’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) and provided assessments for home, worksite, and computer access in Northwest Louisiana. He started working for Arkansas Rehabilitation Services as a Rehab Program Coordinator in January 2016.

 

Nathan Winter, MS OTR/L, ATP, CEAS.  Nathan assumed the position of Associate Commissioner of Access and Accommodations within Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) in May 2017. He has a dedication to seeing people with disabilities achieve their vocational goals and has worked diligently with various agencies and businesses to figure out ways to best accommodate individuals to attain or maintain competitive integrated employment. He received his Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas, a Bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration from Arkansas Tech University, is an assistive technology professional (ATP) through the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America and is a certified ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS). Before assuming his new role Nathan has been responsible for developing programs and performing individual evaluations that promote clients’ needs for accommodations to remain or attain success in the workplace, or with their education, through Arkansas Rehabilitation Services AT@Work and SAW/RTW programs.

 

Session Registration

Please click on one of the following links to register for a session: 9:00AM - 10:30AM Register

1:00PM – 2:30PM  Register

 

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


 Saturday, October 27th

CRYSTAL BRIDGES – MULTISENSORY SATURDAY

Time & Location: 11am-2pm; Crystal Bridges

 

Presented by Crystal Bridges. – Join us for multisensory exploration at the museum! In observation of Disability Awareness Month and in partnership with Sources and the NWA Disability Awareness Month Committee, join us for gallery activities that focus on access and inclusion and highlight all the senses. More information about this event available at: https://crystalbridges.org/calendar/multisensory-saturday/

 

Sponsored by Loreen Arbus

Free, no registration required.


Saturday, November 3rd

HOME ACCESS & REVITALIZATION PROJECT

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

 

Join us for Make a Difference Day 2018, 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.