Aggie Disability Awareness

Aggie Disability Awareness Virtual Workshop

​Tuesday, September 27th from 1-2:30pm via zoom.

In order to participate you must be a staff or faculty member at Texas A&M University.

This Virtual Workshop is an interactive 90 minute workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Disability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus.

If you need accommodations for this program, please contact us one week before your scheduled workshop to discuss. There is also an option to indicate accommodations on the registration form.

Workshop Focus

  1. Develop knowledge of social and medical models of disability, history and legislation surrounding disability, and person-first/identity-first language.
  2. Acquaint faculty and staff to the principles of Universal Design for Instruction.
  3. Discuss how to best work with and support individuals with disabilities.

Workshop Objectives

Gain an in-depth understanding of:

  • Disability and history
  • Legislation
  • People first language and Identity-first Language
  • Universal design and assistive technology
  • Accessible accommodations

Workshop Facilitators

Leslie Casarez, LCSW

Leslie Casarez, LCSW

Senior Access Coordinator

Disability Resources

Meagan Orsag, Ph.D.

Meagan Orsag, Ph.D.

Director of Rural Programs

Center on Disability and Development

Nate Poling, Ph.D.

Nate Poling, Ph.D.

Instructional Consultant

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M offers several resources for graduate students. Check them out and find your next opportunity.

Aggie Disability Awareness is a collaborative effort at Texas A&M University among:

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