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April is Disability Awareness Month at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University LogoThe Office of Disability Services at Austin Peay State University wishes to remind the community that April is Disability Awareness Month.

The Wheelchair, Blind and Crutches (WBC) Challenge that was scheduled for April 15 has been rescheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, April 29. This event is a competition where students without disabilities enter an obstacle course that demonstrates the strength and skill people with disabilities rely on every day.

Activities have been taking place at APSU in an effort to raise awareness of the difficulties and adversity faced by people living with disabilities.

The Office of Disability Services is partnering with the African American Cultural Center to bring artist, Derrick Freeman, to APSU. Freeman is an 18-year-old visual artist with autism. The Autism Society of East Tennessee chose his work for its 2007 Christmas cards. His work has also been recognized in many newspapers and television programs.

Freeman’s work will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 23 at the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at APSU. There will be a luncheon at noon along with a special presentation by Freeman about his life and his work.

The month’s activities began with a kick-off celebration at the Morgan University Center and the STAR Center Access Express.

For more information on how you can get involved, contact APSU Office of Disability Services, (931) 221-6230.


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