Salt Lake Community College

Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Week is coming to SLCC in September. Every year the Disability Resource Center hosts a weeklong event celebrating the disability experience. The overall goal is to help the SLCC community understand that disability is a natural part of the human experience. Past speakers have included comedians, musicians, accessibility engineers, doctors, and a Paralympic athlete. They have discussed everything from social justice, physical fitness and even sex.

The theme for this year is “Disability and the Arts”. All events will focus on how disability has influenced the art community. There will be a featured film from Sundance Film Festival titled Autism in Love, a painter will speak about her artwork and mental health, and the keynote speaker is a dancer who also works as an advocate within the Deaf community.  An Assistive Technology Fair will feature various technologies utilized by the disability community to access daily life. This interactive fair will feature 20 vendors from the community who will be highlighting innovative approaches to accessibility. Please come join the fun!


Disability Awareness Week: September 17-21
Theme: Disability and the Arts

Monday, September 17
"Autism in Love"
Sundance Film Festival Documentary
12 PM
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center

Tuesday, September 18
Assistive Technology Fair
11:30 AM – 1 PM
South City Campus, Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, September 19
Keynote “Deaf and Dance”
Stephanie Mathis, Executive Director of the Sego Lily Center
12 - 1 PM 
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center
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Thursday, September 20
Artist Talk – Cara Jean Means
GRIP: Conversational Portraits on Mental Health
12 PM
South City Campus, 1-106


Thursday, September 20, 2018

See Event Descriptions

Event Type

SLCC Events, Inclusivity

Campus Location

South City Campus, Taylorsville Redwood Campus



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