Colorado State University is proud to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October.
The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate people about disability employment and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
To celebrate National Employment Disability Month, the Office of Equal Opportunity has partnered with the Assistive Technology Resource Center and the Center for Community Partnerships to provide programming for the campus community this month. Below is a list of confirmed events. This list of events will be updated if another event is added.
Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities
Thursday, Oct. 25, 9-10 a.m., and noon-1 p.m., Lory Student Center, room 310
This presentation provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and provides an overview of the accommodation process at CSU, including definitions and terms. This event is presented by the Office of Equal Opportunity, is free, and is open to all students, staff and faculty.
The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act: Information for Supervisors
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10-11 a.m., and 2-3 p.m. Lory Student Center, room 322
This presentation provides an overview of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, protections extended by the acts, a supervisor’s responsibilities with regard to the acts, guidance on how to interact with an employee with a disability, and information on the reasonable accommodation process as well as new state legislation regarding requests for accommodations by pregnant employees. Though the target audience is any supervisor at CSU, this free presentation is open to all students, staff and faculty. This event is presented by the Office of Equal Opportunity.
Hands-On Assistive Technology Exhibit
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-noon, Lory Student Center Flea Market
Come learn about the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) and experience assistive technology that can benefit you or others with whom you work. ATRC staff and occupational therapy students will be available for demonstrations and support you as you try out items that help you stay organized, keep up with meeting notes, see your computer screen better, support your reading and writing tasks, and tools that are already built into your computer. This exhibit is presented by the Assistive Technology Resource Center and the Department of Occupational Therapy. It is free and open to all students, staff and faculty.
Project SEARCH Presentation and Information Table
Friday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Lory Student Center Flea Market
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:30-9:15 a.m., Lory Student Center, room 322
Project SEARCH Transition Program is an innovative, internationally recognized, one-year school-to-work program for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Poudre School District program takes place within Columbine Health Systems and has maintained a partnership with CSU in varying capacities over the years. This total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The program enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment that benefits the individual, workplace and community.