WSUV hosts disability awareness series

Free events offer insights on a range of conditions

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Washington State University Vancouver will offer free events to observe Disability Awareness Month in October on its campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

• Launch week, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1-3 in The Quad: The university invites people to help launch Disabilities Awareness Month by wearing a button, sharing their stories and picking up information on how to get involved.

• Screening of "ADD and Loving It," 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 8, Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 6: The film uses humor, hope and science to dispel myths about attention deficit disorder.

• Invisible Wounds and the Student Veteran, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129: This workshop will highlight the invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma and survivor's remorse, with special focus on how these wounds may impact student veterans. The facilitator is Timm Lovitt of the Veterans Training Support Center.

• Perspectives on Disability, 11:10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 and 30, Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 22: Associate Professor Dana Baker will facilitate presentations by students.