Services for Students with Disabilities

Investing in Ability events Oct 5-11th

This year’s Investing in Ability events explore the impact of stigma, stereotypes and bullying for persons with disabilities. All events are free and everyone is welcome.

If accommodations are needed, contact at least one week in advance.

Leah Hager Cohen: “Where the Light Gets In: Writing from the Margin,” September 28th, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery at 4:10 pm.

Stephanie Kerschenbaum: “Identity, Disability, and Markers of Difference, September 29th, Angell Hall Room 3222 at 1 pm.  (UMInDS)

Farha Abbasi, M.D.: “Stigma about Mental Health in the Muslim Community, October 5th, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library at noon.

Dogs in the Diag:—Service and Therapy Dogs.  (In front of Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library). October 6th, from 11 am to 1 pm.

Loreleigh Keashly, Ph.D.: “Bullying in the Workplace.” October 9th. UMHS CVC Danto Auditorium at 12:30 pm.

First Generation UM Student Panel with Lloyd Shelton moderating: October 13th, GL Gallery at noon.

Anne Curzan, Ph.D. and Robin Queen, Ph.D.: “The Impact of Language on Stigma and Stereotyping.” GL Gallery. October 14th at noon. (Teleconference to UM-Dearborn)

Creating an Eqluitable College Experience for Neurodiverse/ADD Students. SSD/CAPS/Student Life: Autism Spectrum Disorder Program, October 15, GL Gallery 9 am-1 pm

Comics, Graphic Medicine and Stigma Awareness: Panel.  October 16th, GL Gallery, 3-5 pm. (Collaborative Effort with members of Ypsilanti Library).

Kelly Pahle: Suicidal Ideation is Scary for Everyone, School of Social Work, Room 1840.  October 19th, noon.  Lunch available; rsvp:

“Including Samuel” (film) GL Gallery, October 21st at noon; collaboration with Library Diversity Committee. "The documentary showed how important it is to provide equal opportunities for all children." 

Richard Bernstein, Honorable Michigan Supreme Court Justice: “Personal Narrative,” UM Alumni Hall. October 22nd at noon. (Teleconference to UM Dearborn)

CRLT Workshop: “Teaching with Technology: How Can I include All Students?” North Great Lakes Room (Palmer Commons): 3-5 pm, October 26th. Registration:

Waleed Samaha, Huron High Basketball Coach: “Bullying in the Schoolyard.” Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, October 26th , 7-8:30 pm

Active Minds UM Student Panel: Changing the Conversation about Mental Health: GL Gallery, October 27th, noon, followed by “Ask Me If I'm Okay: Conversations About Mental Illness in the Workplace: A Panel Discussion with Kathleen Robertson of the UMHS Employee Assistance Program, Thomas Waldecker of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, and John R. Sonnega, PhD of the MHealthy Thrive! Stress Management Program, GL Gallery, noon -2:00 p.m.

Petra Kuppers & Stephanie Heit: Poetry Reading—on Experiences with Their Own Disabilities. GL Gallery, October 29th, 5 pm.

James T. Neubacher Award Ceremony Rackham Assembly Hall, October 30th, 10 am to noon (Continental breakfast at 9:30 am) 

Presented by the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns in collaboration with University Human Resources, the University of Michigan Health System, and University Health Service