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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Events at SBU

Disability equation enEvery October, the U.S. Department of Labor promotes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present.

NDEAM 2022 focuses on the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce.  

Stony Brook University is celebrating NDEAM with the following events:

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Free Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 6, 4 pm to 7:30 pm
HSC, Lecture Hall 2 or via Zoom

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution was nominated for an Academy Award in 2020 for Best Documentary Feature. At this film screening and discussion, learn how a summer camp experience in the 1970s shaped the disabilities rights movement.

Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring: People with Disabilities
Tuesday, October 11, 11 am via Zoom
Facilitator: Lin Tiedemann, Office of Equity and Access (OEA)

This session will cover how to engage in an inclusive hiring process, from the writing of a job description through the interview process, with a focus on a process that is inclusive, accessible to and targets increasing the applicant pool from persons with disabilities. 

Accommodation Requests: A Primer
Thursday, October 13, 11 am via Zoom
Facilitators: Karin Martinsen and Natalie Mertens, OEA

The when, why and how of accommodation requests. Participants will learn the legal foundations of accommodations under the ADA, how Stony Brook University handles requests, manages ongoing accommodations and best practices for supervisors. 

Digital Accessibility: Testing Your Web Content
Tuesday, October 18, 11 am  via Zoom
Facilitator: Glenn Dausch

Discover strategies and identify resources that will enable you to meet your responsibility of ensuring the entire campus community is able to engage with your content. 

Healthier U. Mindfulness
Thursday, October 20, 11 am via Zoom
Facilitator: Cathrine Duffy

Discovered the life-changing benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. This session will provide an introduction to the practice.

Understanding Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace
Tuesday, October 25, 11 am via Zoom
Facilitator: Alexis Rodgers, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This session will highlight how awareness of hidden disabilities can help supervisors and coworkers build a more inclusive work environment.

Healthier U. Chair Yoga
Thursday, October 27, 12 pm via Zoom
Facilitator: Cathrine Duffy

Chair yoga can improve flexibility, concentration, strength and mood. 

Register online for any of these events. If you have any questions, please contact: or (631) 632-6280.

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