Outreach & Advocacy
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 career for each individual.
Find information about disAbility Awareness Week 2014 and check out the following resources:
Melissa Graham's The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege
Recommended books and movies about the disability experience compiled by the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities with the University of Delaware
Universal Design in Programming: Information on Universal Design and how you can apply it to your 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