NAU Celebrates Disability Awareness Month


Disability Resources is promoting disability awareness by getting the word out about the services they offer.

The staff is holding an open house from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Ponderosa Building, #92. Presentations include an introduction to disability history, as well as an overview of disability law and recent amendments to the ADA presented by Edward Myers, deputy executive director for Arizona Center of Disability Law.

Disability Resources also will be giving away bike helmets for the new Blue Bike Helmet program, which promotes wearing a bike helmet to prevent head injuries.

Disability Resources promotes the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the NAU community. They strive to work in cooperation with students, faculty, staff and the campus community to promote a universally designed environment and ensure all university opportunities are fully accessible.

“We have an outstanding staff, and we do a lot for the students here at NAU,” said Jane Mulrooney, director of Disability Resources. “We would really like to share information with the staff so they understand what services we offer and what outstanding students we serve.”

Overall, this month is not only about getting the word out about disabilities, but what NAU does to cater to disabled people.

“We really want people to realize where we’re located, who we are and what we do,” Mulrooney said.

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