Disability Awareness Fair Slated at Penn State DuBois
The Disability Awareness Fair is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, in the gymnasium at Penn State DuBois.
Hosted by campus Disability Services, in conjunction with the advocacy group, The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties, the fair is intended to celebrate October as disability awareness month. The goals of the organizers are to educate others on the various disabilities and services available, and to offer resources to those in need of disability services and supports.
The fair will feature disability simulations provided by Life and Independence for Today (LIFT), and displays of some of the assistive technologies available, provided by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). Representatives from several area agencies will be on hand to discuss their roles in providing assistance to those with disabilities. In addition, several employers will be present to discuss employment for those with disabilities, as well as positions available throughout their organizations. This program is funded in part with funds given to The Arc from the CMS Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (CFDA #93.786).
For additional information, contact Diana Kreydt, Disability Services Coordinator, at