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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessiblity presents:


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30th
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union

Join us for a conversation on disability, mentoring, inclusion and employment with Derek Shields. Derek Shields is a national expert on mentoring and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. He has been awarded Vice President Gore’s Hammer Award, President George W. Bush’s Excellence in Government Award and is a co-founder of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition. Mr. Shields will provide us with a foundation on mentoring, and how use of mentoring fosters a climate of inclusivity and change.

Stay engaged after our Celebration by participating in KU’s Pilot Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion Program, sponsored by the ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility.  The Pilot program is available to all University of Kansas employees. Please enroll soon, space is limited to 30 individuals. You can find more information here. Application deadline is November 30th. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Kansas sponsored events.  Communication Across Realtime Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided for this event. If you require an accommodation in order to participate, please contact the ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility, by 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2018.

Sponsored by:

The ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility

Thanks to our co-sponsors:

Department of Dance and Theatre

Faculty and Staff Council for Disability Inclusion

Office of Integrity and Compliance 

Office of Human Resource Management


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