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Pet Therapy

October 24, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Engleman Hall - Rotunda

Join The DRC and Counseling Services to learn how pet therapy can help manage your mental health and improve your overall emotional wellbeing! Come learn strategies and self-care tips to use whenever you become stressed and/or overwhelmed, participate in trivia games for a chance to win special prizes, and hear students’ own experience with pet therapy! Also interact and play with cute pups, of course.

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State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. on Disability Rights

October 2, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

2017 Disability Awareness Month
Keynote and Q&A with State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Discussion will focus on disability rights and issues, past, present, and future

About Senator Kennedy

Deputy Majority Leader

Chair: Environment; Internship: Finance, Revenue & Bonding; Transportation

Ted Kennedy, Jr., was first elected to the Connecticut State Senate in November 2014, and again in 2016, to serve the communities of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, and North Branford. Ted brings with him a wealth of experience in the private and public sectors.

Ted began his legal career at the law firm of Wiggin & Dana in New Haven, focusing on state and federal regulatory and reimbursement issues affecting hospitals, home care agencies, long-term care providers, physician practices and mental health providers. Ted also represented individuals with disabilities and created an ADA compliance practice to help businesses develop effective policies and guidelines. In addition, he served as the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the Connecticut Hospital Association, counseling acute care providers and policy makers on a wide array of emerging healthcare issues.

Ted's commitment to healthcare issues began at an early age. Ted was 12 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and needed to have his right leg amputated. Ted underwent months of intensive physical therapy and was eventually able to resume an active life, including learning how to ski using adaptive equipment. As a teenager, Ted trained with the U.S. Handicapped Ski Team and won several national medals. After his experiences with surgery, two years of chemotherapy and learning how to walk with the use of a prosthesis, Ted understood how people like him faced a two-part struggle: the personal challenge of recovery and the public challenge of living in a society that did little to include people with disabilities.

Since then, Ted has been a committed advocate for the self-determination and civil rights of people with disabilities. He served on President Reagan's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities, working with businesses to expand jobs. He has lectured nationwide and served as a study group leader on disability policy at Harvard University. He has worked with the bipartisan coalition of organizations in fighting for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.

Ted has also served on the boards of numerous cancer and disability organizations, including Special Olympics International, the Connecticut's Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and, for the past 15 years, the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the country's largest disability civil rights and public policy organization. Ted has presented keynote addresses both nationally and internationally on topics related to disability law, cancer and healthcare policy.


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Know Me for My Abilities, Not My Disability

October 11, 2017, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Engleman Hall - Rotunda

Stop by the Engleman rotunda to view famous people with disabilities and help create a book on understanding and appreciating differences.


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Film Screening: 'FIXED'

October 18, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adanti Student Center - Theater

From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. "FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement" takes a close look at the drive to be "better than human" and the radical technological innovations that may take us there.


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Annual Wheelchair Basketball Event with the Connecticut Spokebenders

October 24, 2017, 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Pelz Gymnasium

Come and compete with the Connecticut Spokebenders as we introduce our new Wheelchair Basketball Intramurals!

Hosted in collaboration with Southern's Institute for Adaptive Sports & Inclusive Recreation (IASIR)

5th Annual Stuff-A-Shuttle Event

All items collected were donated to St. Luke's Church in New Haven 

Many thanks to all who donated and helped out with this event!




 2016 Awards Ceremony

Faculty Award: Professor Amerman


faculty winner


Department Award: Athletics Department

Department winner


Bob Gelbach Student Award Recipients:

 Brendan Bogan,  Alex Capobianco, & Paulette Burgio

student winners



Admissions Fall 2016 Open House

Let's Swim to Success!

 Open House



Stuff a Shuttle March 2016

All donations went to St. Luke's in New Haven




Outreach Unlimited is having a blast! Come join us Wednesdays at 1pm!


Admissions Open House- October 2015

open house


SCSU Wheelchair Basketball Game vs. CT Spokebenders! Sponsored by the DRC, Recreation & Leisure and Office of Campus Recreation


2015 Stuff-a-Shuttle was a great success! Thank you to all who donated and volunteered!




Disability Awareness Month: October 15th "People First Language" Program





Join Us at Outreach Unlimited!

 Outreach Unlimited Game Night & Pizza Party! Oct 17th


2018 DRC awards reception

Barbara Cook receives an award