SSWD serves students with disabilities by creating and fostering an accessible learning environment. We aim to empower students with diverse needs by enhancing their self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy. We promote awareness of the needs of students with disabilities and encourage the Loyola community to respect and care for each individual.
Get information about Loyola & SSWD's disAbility Awareness Week and check out the following resources:
- What is Ableism? Click here to find out more.
- Want to know more about able-bodied privilege? Read Melissa Graham's The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege.
- Check out this list of recommended books & movies about the disability experience compiled by the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities with the University of Delaware.
View the following presentations to learn more about disability issues:
- Universal Design in Programming: Information on Universal Design and how you can apply to programs or work with students
- Disability Identity Development Theory: An overview of different theories about disability identity
- Ableism and Social Justice: An overview of disability as an identity and how we can work to create a more inclusive environment
Want more information? Contact us at 773.508.3700, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us in Sullivan Center, suite 117.