Ability Awareness Week 2017 OCTOBER 16-20 2017

INCLUSION DRIVES INNOVATION

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Opening Session

Monday, Oct.16
Tomas Rivera Conference Center
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Reception
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Program, Recognition awards

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Wheelchair Basketball

Monday, Oct.16
Don Haskins Center
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. El Paso Air Wheelers vs the Wounded Warriors
Halftime: UTEP Cheerleaders & Paydirt Pete.

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Educational Seminars

Tuesday, Oct.17
College of Education, Room 302
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. Domestic Violence
11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Service and Assistance Animals

Thursday, Oct.19
Acacia Room, Union East
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. “My Ability is Stronger than my (Dis)ability”

Union Gallery, Union East.
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. NASPA Grant funded “CapABLE Voices:
The Photovoice of Students with Disabilities” Reception and exhibit.

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Special Program

Wednesday, Oct.18
8:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Tomás Rivera Conference Center, Union East
Building STEM Pathways for Students with Disabilities
(Several engaging talks and activities along with a keynote presentation by Dr. Jeanine Cook, Principal Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories)
Dr. Dean C. Hines, Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute

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Resource & Career Fair

Wednesday, Oct.18
Centennial Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Employers, disability support and technical assistance exhibitors.
Information, activities and door prizes.

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Social Justice Seminars

Friday, Oct.20
El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center (EPNGCC)
10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Pillow Talk”
Topics: Online dating, body image & health disparities.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. “State Violence & the Disability Community”
Panel: Patterns of state violence in disability communities.

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If you need ADA-related or special accommodations please contact CASS at (915)747-5148 or cass@utep.edu by October 13, 2017.