Creighton University hosted its annual Americans with Disabilities Awareness (ADA) Day Symposium and panel discussion Wednesday April 17, 2013 on the campus at the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.
Featured speaker was, Linda Scheirton, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Occupational Therapy.
For more than a decade at Creighton University, Dr. Linda Scheirton has been assisting students with disabilities in achieving equal access to educational experiences and acquiring reasonable accommodations to ensure adequate preparation in their discipline. In the past she served as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions; the chairperson of a Special Needs and Assistance Committee (SNAC); and faculty moderator to the Student Empowerment Network, a student organization focused on removing barriers to learning and promoting justice in education for those with disabilities. She is also a Faculty Associate in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics and teaches ethics-related courses to doctoral students in the Occupational Therapy Program and in the Interdisciplinary Ed.D. in Leadership Program. Disability ethics is one of her interests.
Dr. Anna Domina, Occupational Therapy Clinical Education Faculty
Ms. Monica Rogers, Health Info Literacy Coordinator
Dr. Tom Grandy, Director of Training, Student Counseling Services
Mr. Wade Pearson, Director Office of Disability Accommodations
Dr. Sharon Ishii-Jordan, Arts and Sciences Associate Dean
Ms. Katie M. Christenson, MS, PLMHP, Academic Success SPAHP
Also going on that day
A variety of booths near Skutt fireplace offered information that could help you support yourself or those you know who are experiencing a visible or invisible disability.
The Student Empowerment Network Presents: Differently Able Table Discovering the Ability in Disability
Did you know 31% of students in higher education have a disability? Creighton University is not removed from this statistic.
Discovery Day, brought to you by the Student Empowerment Network, is designed to increase your awareness about a variety of disabilities that students, staff, and faculty at Creighton experience, through hands on interaction.