April is Disability Awareness Month

By: Dawn Amsberry

April is Disability Awareness Month, also called Diversability Month, at Penn State. The theme “Diversability” emphasizes the various abilities and talents of people with disabilities.

In recognition of Diversability Month, Student Disability Resources and the Libraries Accessibility Committee are sponsoring a panel presentation titled “Life Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities from High School to College to Work.” The panel will feature students from the LifeLink program, faculty involved with the WorkLink program, and community employers such as Good Day Café and Tap Root Kitchen. LifeLink, a partnership between the State College Area School District and the Penn State College of Education, helps SCASD students with disabilities ages 18-21 enroll in classes at University Park, and matches them with Penn State student volunteer mentors.

The event will be held Tuesday April 2 2019 from 2-4 pm in Foster Auditorium and via MediaSite Live. More information about this program and other Diversibility Month events is available on the Penn State Diversability web page.