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October Is Disability Awareness Month

dis_awareCongress has designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and in recognition of that, the CLASS Office and Access Center are offering

opportunities for faculty and staff to learn more about issues related to disability services.

Since 1971, Augsburg has been committed to ensuring that our campus and curriculum are accessible to students with differing abilities, and as a result, there are about 400 currently enrolled Augsburg students who have contacted CLASS or Access about services for a disability.

This month, CLASS and the Access Center are hosting several events:

  • Friday, Oct. 19, 3–5 p.m. in Lindell Library 301 — CLASS is leading a Friday

    faculty/staff forum about college students with Asperger Syndrome.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 — CLASS and Access are inviting high school seniors to visit campus to hear from current students what it’s like to be a student with a disability at Augsburg.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30 — CLASS and Access are hosting an ice cream social in the Groves Lab, Foss 17A, for faculty and staff to see adaptive technology in action.

The CLASS office is also sponsoring a poster contest to promote awareness of disabilities on campus in a positive and collegial format, including a slogan or phrase to best convey understanding and acceptance for each individual’s unique contributions. The deadline is Oct. 26. For information, see the Oct. 3 A-Mail, or e-mail Rebecca Lund at

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