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 2022 lineup of events includes:

ADA Awareness Tables

March 1st & 2nd, Noon-2pm, Student Center Tally

Join staff from the DS office & members of ADA to learn more about all kinds of disabilities. Look for flyers and other goodies!

Wheelchair Basketball

March 1st, 15th, & 29th, 6:30-8:00pm, SWRC Court 4

Get your friends together and play wheelchair basketball! Sport chairs will be provided. No experience necessary.

ADA at the Scramble Light

March 19th & 20th, 11am-1pm, Scramble Light

Stop by the Scramble Light to chat with members of ADA and grab coffee plus some snacks.

Movie Night: Temple Grandin

March 21st, 5-7pm, SC Cardinal Hall B

Watch the 2010 autobiographical film "Temple Grandin" based on her published memoirs.  Co-hosted by the Women's & Gender Studies program for Women's Week

Goalball

March 24th, 6:30-8:00pm, SWRC Room 141

Players will wear blindfolds and defend their net on their hands and knees. The objective is to throw the ball into the opponent's net. The ball is filled with bells and players listen to find the ball on the court.

Imani Barbarin: Disability Activist

March 27th, 4pm, SC Pineshelf Room

Imani Barbarin is a disability rights and inclusion activist and speaker who uses her voice and social media platforms to create conversations engaging the disability community. Born with cerebral palsy, Imani often writes and uses her platform to speak from the perspective of a disabiled black woman.

An Evening with Staci Manella: U.S. Paralympian

March 30th, 6:30pm, SC Room 301

Staci is a U.S. Paralympic Alpine skier, speaker, and academic. She was born legally blind which provided her the chance to compete for Team USA at two Paralympic Games.

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.