The Madison Area Technical College ADA Committee will be hosting Disability Awareness Week. The focus of this week is about creating an awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities by increasing understanding of the diversity of this community.
Activities take place at the Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 unless otherwise noted. No registration is required to attend any of the sessions.
Monday, October 20th
11:00 - 1:00 Disability Awareness Fair
C1435 & C1435B
Learn how to get involved and help make a change! Meet campus and community service providers whose mission is to help individuals with disabilities. Enjoy delicious snacks. Drop in and win a chance to win Bookstore gift cards!
Tuesday, October 21th
11:00 - 12:00 Panel - Students with Autism
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1 in 50 individuals in our country. Daily life with ASD can sometimes be a real challenge. This panel is geared toward understanding and supporting those with autism. Spend a day in the life of a student with autism.
1:00 - 2:00 Panel - Deaf Students
How Different is the world Is without hearing? Hearing impairments can make it difficult to navigate through an educational system that is largely focused on the needs of the hearing population. Gain a better understanding of the challenges your fellow students experience. Come and find out more about how these disabilities affect their daily lives and the work-arounds they use to succeed.
Wednesday, October 22nd
12:30 - 1:30 UW-Whitewater Men’s Wheelchair Basketball
Three time National Champions, UW-Whitewater Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team members will be here to explain their sport and how they do it. They will take on some of our College athletes and staff. Members from the audience will have a chance to hop into a chair and test their skills at shooting, dribbling, and passing from a wheelchair.
Thursday, October 23rd
11:00 - 12:00 Hearing Voices That Are Distressing
During this simulated experience of hearing voices, participants undertake a series of tasks including social interaction in the community, a psychiatric interview, cognitive testing and an activities followed by a debriefing and discussion period.