Disability Awareness Workshop to take place Dec. 4

A Disability Awareness Workshop for the university community will be conducted on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Drinko Library, Room 402.  The program is divided into two segments:

  • Part 1: Disability Ettiquette aims to increase work productivity and effectiveness through improved awareness of human disabilities and increased levels of comfort in working with diverse groups of people. Presenter:  Teresa McCourt, a specialist with West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities.  Her training and experience provide her with insight and skill sets in working with and providing services to individuals with disabilities, as well as in employment factors relating to people with disabilities.
  • Part 2: Understanding The Autism Spectrun assists participants in recognizing and understanding the commonalities and differences that exist between conditions within the autism spectrum. Presenter:  Marc Ellison, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor (ALPS), is the Associate Director of Training for the WV Autism Training Center and a part-time instructor of Counseling and Education at MU.  He has 27 years of experience supporting individuals who live with autism and their families.


Part 1 will be presented from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. and Part 2 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Attendees may participate in either or both segments.


Complete course information and registration are available at http://www.marshall.edu/human-resources/training/training-schedule/.