The College at Brockport in New York is celebrating Disability Awareness Month in March by hosting a National Disability Awareness Week. While the purpose of this is to help shed light on awareness within the community, it also promises to open the eyes of the campus as well.
Taking place between March 24-29, the week will include a wide number of events that will serve as fundraisers and awareness campaigns.
The week will begin with a lecture that is asking any students affected with disabilities to please feel encouraged to speak.
Other events planned for the week include a series of disability games, an Empathy Dinner that will be hosted by the Office for Students With Disabilities where diners will get a taste of what it is like to eat with a disability, and even an opportunity for students to throw a pie into the face of members of the Student Government.
Also, the popular Pedal for Push, hosted by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will be held on the 25th. Proceeds go to Push America, which promotes awareness towards childhood disabilities.
The fraternity Pi Kappa Phi will host their annual Pedal for Push event to fundraise for Push America, an organization that promotes awareness toward children living with disabilities, on Tuesday.
This National Disability Awareness Week is nothing new to the College at Brockport; much of the student body and faculty routinely make great strides towards creating an environment of higher education that is accommodating of all kinds of students.
The events throughout the week are not only for those with physical disabilities, but learning disabilities as well.
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