Disability Awareness Fair Empowers Students with Differing Abilities

San Bernardino Valley College hosted a Disability Awareness Fair, stylized as Disability to empower those with differing abilities and shift the mindset to “all abilities” as opposed to “disabilities.”

The event provided a resource fair for students on the various programs, services,and resources SBVC has to offer for individuals of varying physical or learning abilities. Local agencies were also represented to provide information, including the State Council of Developmental Disabilities, a state agency that ensures people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. The fair provided pizza and drinks, raffle tickets and prizes, and energetic music to encourage students to visit multiple resource booths.

The event was organized by SBVC’s Office of Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS), which provides a variety of on-campus services that enable students with disabilities to function independently in an educational environment. Event organizers aimed to inform students on how SBVC is committed to providing an accessible learning environment that allows each student to reach their academic goals and participate in a full range of campus activities.