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What’s in a name? 

Posted on May 03, 2017

Disability Resource Center to become Accessibility Resources

We are changing the name of our office from Disability Resource Center to Accessibility Resources. There is a national trend among disability services providers to shift from a medical model of disability to the social model of disability. The “medical” model looks at what is wrong with the individual whereas the “social” model looks at what is wrong with the environment that is making it difficult for all to participate. We prefer to look at disability as a human variation and another form of diversity rather than a deficit. Also, some of our students don’t want to be labeled as someone with a disability because of the negative stigma frequently associated with the term disabled.  Read the rest of this entry →

Greg Toutges receives 2017 Professional Excellence in Service Award

Posted on April 20, 2017

Greg Toutges, Disability Resource Center Director, received the 2017 Professional Excellence in Service Award presented by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees yesterday, April 19, 2017.

During the luncheon, seven award nominees from Minnesota State universities, along with 31 Outstanding Educators from colleges throughout the state, were recognized by the Board of Trustees.

The Professional Excellence in Service Award acknowledges outstanding service to our universities and to the Minnesota State system. It recognizes the key role service faculty fulfill at our system’s universities in advising and counseling students; in the recruitment, retention, and placement of students; in residential life programming; in facilitation of student groups and student leadership; and other involvement in university and community activities.  Read the rest of this entry →

Office of Diversity and Inclusion partnering with Disability Resource Center to screen “A Beautiful Mind” Oct. 28

Posted on October 23, 2014

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Disability Resource Center to screen A Beautiful Mind, Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm in CMU 101. There will be free popcorn during the film and resources available afterwards. Blankets welcomed! Read the rest of this entry →

Disability Resource Center making strides on campus

Posted on August 22, 2014

Greetings MSUM Community,

The Disability Resource Center, formally known as Disability Services, is making strides to ensure that students with disabilities receive full access to MSUM classrooms, programs, and events. While our commitment to students and the overarching accommodations we provided to students are unchanged, the Disability Resource Center is not only a name change, but a philosophical change as well. Some of the changes to our office philosophy include: Read the rest of this entry →

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