September 15, 2016
MonTECH Assistive Technology Demo Day
Are the words on your computer too tiny to see? Do you wish your computer would type for you as you dictate? Join the Assistive Technology (AT) Demonstration Day by MonTECH to learn about how AT can make your life as a student or staff member easier. From simple appliances to high tech solutions, assistive technology can aid you in your studies, teaching, research, and daily living.
March 21, 2016
Creating a diverse environment for all people, including individuals with disabilities
A nationally known disability activist, Nina G, presented a workshop on creating a diverse environment for all people, including individuals with disabilities. She is a stuttering stand-up comedian, speaker, author, and producer. Through her use of humor in order to validate disabilities, Nina G presented her personal experiences, giving suggestions for positive interactions with people with disabilities and creating an inclusive campus environment. This workshop was sponsored by the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities and was open to all UM faculty, staff, and students.
February 25, 2016
Understanding Experiences with Mental Illness and Customer Service
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness. Knowing how to work with individuals with a mental illness helps to create an inclusive campus community.
This workshop was designed for faculty, staff, and students that work with or encounter individuals who experience mental illness. It highlighted understanding the dimensions of experiences with mental illness. The presenters from NAMI Missoula Chapter shared their personal experiences and perspectives on what good or helpful customer service looks like for serving individuals with mental illness.