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Visible / Invisible Disabilities

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.” Simone Weil

This Community is designed to create supplemental awareness and support for the specific individual needs of its members. The objective of this community is to establish a strong network of individuals to bolster up its members as they strive to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Some of the resources shared within this platform will have an educational value, whereas other resources serve to support the ways in which success can be achieved in meeting the various challenges head-on.

This community network may consist of other students, staff and faculty members, mentors, alums and other community constituents who are looking to assist in navigating you on the road to success. Drew University’s Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) is the sole resource for Drew students requesting accommodations in and out of the classroom. All requests of this nature will strictly be addressed through the OAR office. The Director of Accessibility Resources will guide the Launch team in expanding their internal and external resources in order to create an immersive experience for individuals within this community. These resources include assistance in student employment, career development, student leadership, study abroad, and community engagement opportunities.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences and suggest resources to community leaders, in supporting students’ pathways to development.


Nike’s New Hands-Free Sneaker Is Being Called a Win for Disability Design

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An idea starting out as a letter to Nike nearly a decade ago when a boy with cerebral palsy wrote a letter to the Nike company has developed into Nike’s first-ever hands-free sneaker! Check out this inclusively designed sneaker and …

Posted by Hannah Faustmann
Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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Invisible Disabilities: Break Down The Barriers

Invisible Disabilities: Break Down The Barriers

It is imperative to broaden our understanding of disabilities. Acknowledging the presence and validity of invisible disabilities is a key component of this awareness effort. Click HERE to learn more.

Posted by Hannah Faustmann
Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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Why Every College Student With Invisible Disabilities Needs These Six Words

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College can be a difficult transition with many uncertainties and new experiences.  With new environments, we often have to make sense of ourselves in a new context to explain who we are to others, whether they are in our family, …

Posted by Hannah Faustmann
Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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Top 10 TikTok Activists Fighting for Change

Top 10 TikTok Activists Fighting for Change

Check out how these TikTok activists use their platform to break disability stigma and fight for change!

 

Posted by Megan McHugh
Megan McHugh Director, Student Activities Megan McHugh
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Hulu Launches a New Disability Representation Collection

Hulu Launches a New Disability Representation Collection

Last week Hulu launched a new disability representation collection with 34 tv shows & films celebrating disability representation. Learn more about the collection here. Don’t have a subscription? No problem, Hulu offers a free trial!

Posted by Megan McHugh
Megan McHugh Director, Student Activities Megan McHugh
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Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship …