Disabilities Awareness Month—Events at JCC Oct. 18–20

Jefferson Community College will host three campus events in recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month. All events are free and open to the public:

Monday, October 18: Visit the Mobile Veterans Center

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. / Visitor’s Circle Parking Lot (in front of Jules Center, Building 6)

Veterans and their family members won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Visit the mobile Veterans Center, a 39-foot Winnebago, to get signed up in the benefits system.

Tuesday, October 19: Post-Concussion Syndrome Presentation

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. / Jules Center, Room 6-002

Mark C. Streiff, JCC athletic trainer and men’s lacrosse coach, will identify the nature of post-concussion syndrome and provide clues on how to recognize signs of a concussion. Mark serves as the head athletic trainer for the United States Olympic bobsled and skeleton teams and holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and sports medicine from SUNY Brockport and a master’s degree in physical education with a concentration in athletic training from Indiana State University.

Wednesday, October 20: Assistive Technology Fair

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Jules Center Commons

Explore adaptive equipment used to improve, maintain, or increase functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities at this hands-on assistive technology fair. A sampling of items include speech assistance devices, chairs with lifting capabilities, various medical equipment, voice recognition, automatic door openers, adaptive toys for children, and much more.

For more information about these events, contact the JCC Learning and Success Center at 315-786-2335.

Events held during Disabilities Awareness Month are coordinated by the Jefferson Community College Learning and Success Center and sponsored by the Watertown Veterans Center, Northern Regional Center for Independent Living, and Jefferson’s Office of Athletics and Physical Education.