Disabilities Awareness News
Disabilities Awareness Week 2012
"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
The Disabilities Office for Support Services at Northwestern will host the 14th annual Disabilities Awareness Week October 15–18, 2012 with the theme "Creatively able...to do all things." The week will feature special chapel speakers and other events on campus.
Last year's theme, Hope in the Unexpected, featured guest speakers Jonathan Friesen, author and speaker; Annie Young, artist; and Kempton Turner, pastor and speaker. Thursday’s chapel featured the presentation of the annual Friend of ADA award, and an excerpt from The Butterfly Circus featuring Nick Vujicic, an inspirational speaker who was born without arms or legs.
Disabilities Awareness Week at Northwestern College seeks to increase students' comfort level in interacting with people with disabilities, to become a more inclusive community at Northwestern College, to increase understanding regarding people with disabilities through learning, and to stimulate interaction and discussion regarding relationships between all people.