Department of Family Studies and Community Development
Workshops and Conferences
The 2015 Disability Awareness Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 14 in West Village Commons, Ballrooms A, B, and C. The 2015 theme is Transcending Boundaries: Intersections Between Substance Abuse and Disabilities. The program will include a student panel comprised of current Towson University students and a keynote address by Ross Szabo.
Ross is the CEO of the Human Power Project, a company that creates cutting edge mental health curriculum. He is the author of Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health, a motivational speaker, a blogger for the Huffington Post, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. Ross
has pioneered a movement of youth mental health advocacy.
The Disability Awareness Workshop is an annual event held each October during Disability Awareness month. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Family Studies and Community Development, Disability Support Services and the College of Liberal Arts. This year the Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Abuse Prevention Center is co-sponsoring the workshop also. The goals of the workshop are to raise student awareness and understanding of individuals with disabilities and to eliminate negative stigmas and stereotypes associated with disabilities.
The check-in for the workshop begins at 3:00 pm on October 14, and the program starts at 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.