Each March, Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana. Since adults and children with disabilities represent approximately 25% of Indiana’s population, disability awareness is important for all of us at Ball State.

Led by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, the goal of Disability Awareness Month is to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities. The council develops a unique theme for this annual event and produces campaign materials that are available free of charge to Hoosiers who want to help make a difference.

Disability Services and the Alliance for Disability Awareness, along with other cosponsors, coordinate events and programs to bring attention to disability issues.

The March 2020 lineup of events includes:

ADA Awareness Tables

March 10th & 17th, 10am-1pm, SC Tally

Join ADA to learn more about their organization and all kinds of disabilities.

Movie Night: Moonlight Sonata

March 17th, 7-9pm, Cardinal Hall B

Learn more about Deaf culture throughout generations of one family.

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

March 18th & 20th, 5:30-7:30pm, SWRC

Get your friends together and compete against other wheelchair bball teams! Sport chairs will be provided. No experience necessary.

Coffee with ADA

March 24th, 6:30-7:30pm, SC Forum Room

Members of ADA will be hanging out with free coffee! Come learn about the organization and chat about all things disability.

A Night of Poetry with Osimiri Sprowal

March 27th, 6:30-8:00pm, Cardinal Hall B

Queer Crip poet Osimiri Sprowal will share some of their work and their lived experiences.

Beneficence Dialogue

March 31st, 4-6pm, Cardinal Hall B

Participate in a dialogue about disabilities and disability awareness at BSU. 

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in any of these events, please contact Disability Services at dsd@bsu.edu or 765-285-5293.