Disability Aawarenss Day events in San Jose, October 8


Thursday, October 8, 2009, 10am-2pm

San José City Hall Rotunda & Plaza

200 East Santa Clara Street, San José, CA


* Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m.*

For more information please visit: http://www.DAD.sjdistrict1.com ,

call: (408) 369-6438 or email: DAD@sjdistrict1.com

* Free Workshops

* Games & Activities

* Art Display & Demos

* Resource Fair

* Sports Exhibitions

* Empathy Experience

2nd Annual Disability Awareness Day Celebrating Diversity, Awareness and Empowerment for Persons with Differing Abilities Event Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free Workshops Topics Include:

* Autism Research Findings

* Employment Strategies

* Finding a Caregiver

* IT Web User

* Reducing Caregiver Stress

* Social Security Benefits

* A final schedule with workshop locations will be available at:

www.DAD.sjdistrict1.com on October 1st

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Festivities & Resource Fair

Live music & entertainment by people with disabilities.

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Press Conference

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Empathy Experience Challenge

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball Demonstration

Disability Awareness Day (DAD) is a celebration of unity, inviting the entire community to participate while promoting awareness and appreciation of people with differing abilities. DAD educates the general public on the many challenges people with disabilities encounter on a daily basis. DAD also seeks to empower persons with differing abilities and their families through information and resource acquisition to overcome those barriers. This day celebrates diversity and strives to build an integrated community in which all people are equally valued.