We are teaming up with the AccessAbility Student Union here at the University of Oregon in celebration of International Day of the Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2010 (this Friday), in asking all members/supporters of the disability community to wear purple and show your pride! Promote Purple Pride in your community by downloading our flyer. The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). The Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The goal of full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and development was established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982. Read More about International Day of People with Disabilities.
Celebrate National Disabilitity Employment Awareness Month with the UCEDD!
- February 16th Dr. Temple Grandin spoke to the U of O Campus and wider Eugene Community about her life as a person with autism and how that has assisted her in her work with and understanding animals. Dr. Grandin’s talk attracted such a large audiences that several more lectures halls with video feeds were needed to accommodate everyone. Watch a full recording of Dr. Grandin’s recent visit (Available for download in Quicktime, Windows Media Player, and Mp3 formats).
- UO Today #440 – Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, professor, Animal Science, Colorado State University, discusses her work as a designer of humane livestock handling systems. She also talks about her life as a person with autism. (Available for download in Quicktime, Windows Media Player, and Mp3 formats).
- Learn More about Dr. Grandin, her work and upcoming appearances.
The City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation Services recognizes that being involved in meaningful recreation/leisure activities can have a positive and often profound impact on the lives of persons with disabilities. Programs include art classes to outdoor trips, be it small group discussions to large group dances. Check out the site for a brochure, and click RecEnroll to register for activities.