News about the DRC

Accelerated composition course explores disability issues, myths and stigmas
Talisha Morrison, an instructor and doctoral student at Purdue, saw an opportunity to embed disability studies into her English 108 course, an accelerated composition class with a service learning component. She initially met with Randall Ward, director of Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC), and DRC access consultant Raye Gipson, to discuss areas in which disability issues intersect with the course’s pillars of language, writing and general communication. 

Student Advisory Committee promotes access, inclusion in tandem with March Disability Awareness Month events
As part of March Disability Awareness Month, the Disability Resource Center’s newly formed Student Advisory Committee will promote access and inclusion across campus through a series of initiatives and events. The campus community is invited to attend a series of presentations in March on disability-related topics, organized by Purdue’s Office of Institutional Equity. 

New director of Disability Resource Center looks to partner with faculty to promote more inclusive course design
Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) supports access to University classes, programs and activities across the West Lafayette campus. As the DRC’s new director, Randall Ward hopes to partner with faculty to create a more inclusive academic culture that benefits all students, not just those with disabilities. 

Student invites Purdue community to play goalball, an adaptive sport that’s welcome to all
After co-founding the Purdue Goalball student organization in 2015, junior Sean Edwards hopes to broaden interest in the adaptive sport on campus by inviting staff and faculty to participate. No previous experience is required to play, and all are welcome—men and women, kids and adults, individuals with vision impairments and folks with perfect sight.

Peer Mentor Program Recruitment
Are you a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with a disability interested in mentoring an incoming student with a disability? The DRC Peer Mentor Program is looking for dedicated upper-class students to assist incoming students throughout their transition and first year in the college environment. Interested?  Learn more and complete an application

Eye to Eye program helps students with learning disabilities learn to self-advocate
As part of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program run by and for those with learning disabilities—a cohort of Purdue students have been using an arts-based curriculum to mentor learners at West Lafayette Junior High School, helping them build self-esteem and develop skills needed to become self-advocates.


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