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Diversability Month promotes equality

October is Disability Awareness Month at Penn State. The theme of the month is "Diversability," which emphasizes the varying abilities and talents of people with disabilities. The intent of the Diversability events is to promote an atmosphere where individuals are comfortable discussing and exploring questions about accessibility, equality, and inclusion for people with disabilities.

At Penn State Berks, several events are scheduled throughout the month of October for students, faculty, and staff.

American Sign Language workshops will be held on Monday October 4, 11, and 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Penn State Room, Perkins Student Center.

Workshops to increase the Berks campus community's understanding of disabilities will be held on Fridays in October from 1:00 -2:30 pm in room 104 of the Franco Building. The first seminar will be on Disability Etiquette on October 8, ADHD on October 15, and Asperger's Syndrome on October 29.

The Diversability Film Series will be held every on Thursday in October from 8:00-10:00 pm in room 104 Franco. The film Temple Grandin will air on October 14 and I Am Sam will air on October 28.

For more information, contact Yuriko Beaman, Disability Services Coordinator, at 610-396-6410 or via e-mail at ynb1@psu.edu.
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