Northeast State commemorates Disability Awareness Week Oct. 24-28

Northeast State commemorates Disability Awareness Week Oct. 24-28 focusing on individuals who have battled and triumphed over disabilities.

The Northeast State Center for Students with Disabilities is sponsoring a weeklong series of events where students and guests will discuss how they overcame challenges associated with their disabilities.

csd-week-fall-2016The week’s keynote speaker Doug Blevins, former NFL kicking coach and placekicking guru, will share his story on Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium (A202) at the Blountville campus.

A student panel discussion entitled, “In Our Shoes” brings together Northeast State students and faculty to discuss their own challenges with the disabilities that changed their lives and how they learned to manage them. This event begins at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 in the Auditorium.

The week opens with Movie Day on Oct. 24 and features screenings of the films “Inside Out” and “Concussion.” The week closes on Oct. 27 with the screenings of the films “Inside Out,” and “The Blind Side.” All films will be screened in the Auditorium and include free popcorn and drinks.

Informational displays about disability services at Northeast State are available at all the College’s teaching sites.  For more information, call 423.279.7640.

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