Rutgers Disability Awareness Month
A Campus-Wide Celebration
Rutgers University is one of the most diverse institutions in the Big 10 and disabilities play a vital role in making our community vibrant and inclusive. See how Rutgers came together to celebrate and learn during Disability Awareness Month in October, and keep the conversation going with resources and actions throughout the year.
Resources and Action
Disability takes many forms, both visible and invisible. Disability Awareness Month at Rutgers is an opportunity for our community to recognize, bring awareness to, and learn about disabilities and the disability community.
Get Into the Games
Goalball is an adaptive sport for the blind or visually impaired, invented in 1946 to help veterans of WWII rehabilitate from losing sight.
Wheelchair basketball is one of the oldest wheelchair sports, created by World War II veterans in 1946.
In beep baseball, players who are blind or have vision loss use the sound of a beeping ball and beeping bases to play the game.
A special thank you to our committee, sponsors, partners, and program participants for helping us commemorate the many contributions and experiences of people living with disabilities here at Rutgers.
Active Planning Committee Members
Javier Robles • Jennifer Demby • Carlos Fernandez • Arielle Smith • Bret McCandless • Dee Magnoni • Jakora Thomspon • Jennifer Senick • Julia Ritter • Bryan Adams • Caroline Coffield • Jenevieve Delossantos • Crystal Bedley • Jeff Friedman • Sherlock Washington • Kevin Orcell • Kathy Loder-Murphy • Nychey Michel • Sonia Yaco • Nicole Gangino • Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty • Eva Niemeijer • Christopher Manente • Paul Goobic
Wheelchair Federation • Blind Athletes Inc. • Mason Gross School of the Arts • Rutgers Recreation • Office of Disability Services
Office for Violence Prevention Victim Assistance, New Brunswick and RBHS • Residence Life-Student Support • Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department • Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center • Office of Disability Services, New Brunswick and RBHS • Rutgers University Libraries New Brunswick • School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Program • Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement • Center for Latino Arts and Culture • Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies • RU OK? • Rutgers Speech and Hearing Club • Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions • Zimmerli Art Museum • Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services • Department of Kinesiology and Health • Rutgers Recreation • The Cultural Collaborative • Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy • The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities