Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Disabilities Awareness Day - May 31st!

Lions! Tigers! and Bears!…..and Dogs?

Ok, we won’t have Lions, Tigers or Bears but on Thursday, May 31 from 11am-1pm on McMicken Commons, Disability Services Office and Student Government is partnering with Therapy Pets of Cincinnati for “Pet-A-Pet”. This event will educate and inform the campus community about the purpose, nature and function of service and emotional support animals for individuals with disabilities. Services Animals and Emotional Support Animals are an integral accommodation for persons with mental health disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and many other disabilities. Come out and meet some AMAZING and yes, cuddly, cute dogs which will win your heart but will also educate you about the important service which they provide. Additionally, Disability Services will have information packets which will help you, “YES YOU!!” become better informed of the appropriate ways to engage persons with disabilities using “People First Language” and Service/Emotional support animals. So, come on out, “Pet-A-Pet”, (Hey, Finals is just around the corner, this could help take away some stress) and get some helpful information.
You don’t want to miss out!!!

WHAT: “PET-A-PET” with Therapy Pets of Cincinnati
and Disability Services Office and Student Government
WHEN: Thursday, May 31 from 11am – 1pm
WHERE: McMicken Commons

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