In 2008, the Washington State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 6313 recognizing disability history in the public education system. Annually, during the month of October, each public school shall conduct or promote educational activities that provide instruction, awareness, and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities. The activities may include, but not be limited to, school assemblies or guest speaker presentations. This page highlights some of the ways Big Bend Community College has recognized Disability History Month in past years.
October is Disability Awareness Month at BBCC! This year students received communication each week regarding disability awareness. Students also had the opportunity to participate in Accessibility Scavenger Hunt Bingo, where they located different accessibility items throughout the community. Additionally, Question Persuade Refer (QPR) was offered to students. QPR is suicide prevention training.
BBCC handed out nearly 200 Swag Bags which included a T-shirt, support resources and information on Accommodation and Accessibility Services.
Additionally the ASB hosted Disability Awareness virtual bingo with 25 participants.
Lori Winston’s video “Service Dogs Changing Lives” was posted to social media for the 2020 Disability History month. The video was also sent to all students. Lori works at Big Bend Community College in the Writing Center.
Disability Sensitivity Training Video — This training video was sent to campus on October 2, 2019, to recognize Disability History Month.
Join Big Bend ASB and Disability Support Services for a free screening of Deej, a documentary film about inclusion on October 30th at 1 p.m. in the Masto Conference Center.
Steve Ferreira was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1988. Shortly after birth he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. When he was 15 years old, he decided that he wanted to try to make a difference in the world. He knew he could not only positively affect the lives of disabled people, but also the lives of everyone he meets. This inspired him to start speaking at local high schools.
To date, he has spoken over 300 times to high schools, colleges, at Kiwanis and Rotary events, luncheons, and churches. He has also spread the word internationally at his birth place, Taipei, Taiwan.
Former Ms. Wheelchair America 2014
Jennifer Adams was born with partial limbs, yet she does not consider her struggles a burden, but instead a gift, for she has had the privilege to learn that beyond our limitations is fulfillment and life’s purpose. Jennifer is a radiant, high energy spokes-woman who enjoys singing, public speaking, and adaptive sports…