Disability Awareness Month, Mid March Update with photos from the self-advocacy workshop, accessible teaching workshop, and Disability Services tabling

Wow! We are half-way through Disability Awareness Month 2023! Students are back on campus after a quiet, and colder-than-usual Spring Break, and our events for the Month are ramping up! So far, we’ve hosted some tabling, a Self-Advocacy Workshop, Accessible Teaching Workshop, and a session of Wheelchair Basketball! Check below for more information about our remaining events.

Disability Services Tabling:
We will be tabling in the Student Center Tally on the following days from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by for free posters, stickers, and other promotional materials!

  • Thursday, March 16
  • Tuesday, March 21
  • Thursday, March 23
  • Tuesday, March 28


Virtual Art Gallery
Available all month long! | bit.ly/DisabilityArtBSU
Online Art Gallery, curated by Disability Services, to highlight Artists with Disabilities Worldwide.  


ADA Open House
Wednesday, March 15 | 6 p.m. | Student Center Ballroom
Open house for DS-related student organizations & campus resources
Hosted by Alliance for Disability Awareness in Collaboration with multiple campus partners


The Intersections of Disability & Reproductive Justice
Monday, March 20 | 1 p.m. | Cardinal Hall A
Dr. Courtney Jarrett and Betsy Kiel will discuss the histories, intersections, and impacts of the Disability and Reproductive Justice movements.
Presenters: Dr. Courtney Jarrett, Director, Disability Services & Betsy Kiel, M.A., Assistant Director for Outreach, Disability Services
In collaboration with Women’s Week, hosted by the Women’s & Gender Studies Program


Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series: Emily Ladau
Wednesday, March 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Pruis Hall
Emily Ladau, an internationally renowned disability rights activist, speaker, and writer, will be visiting Ball State’s campus for the Excellence In Leadership speaker series. She will be sharing her journey to becoming a disability rights activist and share insight and advice to current students on how to further their activism.
Presented by Excellent in Leadership, the Office of Student Life, and the Office of Disability Services


Mental Health and Disability
Thursday, March 23 | 7 p.m. | Student Center MPR (Room L-28)
Join Health Promotion and Advocacy for an event on healthy habits for mental health and disability. After a short presentation, there will be open time for a discussion on campus resources as well!
Presented by Health Promotion and Advocacy


Wheelchair Basketball
Tuesday, March 28 | 7 p.m. | Rec Center Court 4
Get your friends together and play wheelchair basketball! Sport chairs will be provided. No experience necessary.
Hosted by Alliance for Disability Awareness


Love, Sex and Disability
Wednesday, March 29 | 7 p.m. | SC Forum Room
Join Health and Wellness Coordinator, Destiny Cherry, to learn more about the ableist history of sex education, discuss bodily autonomy, and explore the sexual health resources and services on campus and in the community.
Presented by Health Promotion and Advocacy