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Disabilities & Differently-Abled Awareness Events


Stephanie Madrigal
A Presentation on Autism and Social Learning


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • 4 - 5:30 p.m. • Conference Room B • This 90-minute workshop by Stephanie Madrigal, a speech-language pathologist and senior therapist at the Social Thinking Center in San Jose, will focus on communication and the social aspects of learning and the Autistic student. Madrigal is co-author of Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum, which provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism, ADHD and other diagnosed and undiagnosed social difficulties how to build social thinking skills.


2013 High School Transition Informational Meetings for Students with Disabilities

April 24, 2013 • Workshops designed for prospective students and their parents. For information, please call 408.864.8839. Other spring meeting date includes May 22.


Panel Discussion: Making Books Come Alive - All the Ways to Read and Access Electronic Resources

Thursday, April 25, 2013  • 12:30 - 2 p.m. • Conference Room A & B • Join us to explore where reading has never gone before: ACCESS FOR ALL. Panelists will will include Cherie Miller of Bookshare; Mitchell Levy of Open Doors Group - College Open Textbooks; Mana Tominaga of the San Jose Public Library Web and E-Resources; and Tom Dolen of De Anza College Library. They will discuss the expanse of educational electronic material: text books, open education resources, electronic collections, and downloadable material. 


Film: Intouchables (in English subtitles)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Conference Room B • This French film, winner of many international awards, explores the intersection of race, culture, disability, and class through the vectors of a dramatic comedy.


Cloud Technology for Everyone!

Thursday, May 23, 2013 • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. • Conference Room B • At home, on the bus, in your car and on campus – you can be connected. Presenters will include Charles Chen, Google Architectural Engineer; Nicole Torcolini, Google Quality Engineer; Mark Sherby, De Anza College; and Deborah Armstrong, De Anza College. They will discuss their work lives, cloud accessibility, and technologies that make all of our lives better. Come and be inspired by people who use the cloud every day to succeed in spite of limitations.


Assisting Students with Psychiatric Disabilities Succeed in the Classroom

Friday, May 24, 2013 • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Location: TBA • Presenter: Kevin GlapionPh.D. • This interactive workshop will focus on how to work with a student population often marginalized and negatively stereotyped. Instructional strategies and classroom and test-taking accommodations to support students with psychiatric disabilities will be explored. Participants will also explore how support persistence and manage challenging classroom situations (assessing and referring). • Contact: Dr. Kevin Glapion at 408.864.8955


Shira Leeder, Disability Activist & Poet

Wednesday, February 7, 2013 • 6:30 to 8 p.m. •  Euphrat Museum • Presentation and performance pieces/capturing her experience as Ms. Wheelchair California. First Thursday Poetry presentation.


Let’s Talk about Sex: Sex and Disability with Ligia Andrade and Dr. Raffe Biggs, Sex Educators and Disability Activists

Wednesday, March 13, 2013  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. • Classroom L64 • Join us for an engaging and frank presentation about sex, society and disability.


Matha Gatkuoch and Brett Bymaster, Memoirists of It Feels Like the Burning Hut (Resource Publications)

Monday, March 18, 2013 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Classroom G8 • De Anza Sudanese student athlete Martha Gatkuoch relates her experiences in war-torn Sudan, her healing, and the joys and challenges of forging a new life. Martha’s adoptive father Brett Bymaster traces the history of Sudan through the eyes of Martha’s forefathers. Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing.



For event information and for requesting sign language interpreters, contact Dr. Kevin Glapion at 408.864.8955. This information is also available in alternate media format. Disability awareness events are funded by the DASB

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Last Updated: 4/12/13