The Office of Disability Services collaborates with many organizations in the community surrounding Wright State to provide the best opportunities possible for students with disabilities. We hope to foster an inclusive, interconnected support network for our students, alumni, and community members.

ODS Newsletter

Check out our departmental newsletter for the most recent information on ODS programs and staff, campus events and initiatives, disability community news, and more. 

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Community Events

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!
 The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate the broad community about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "My disability is one part of who I am."

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages - during October and throughout the year - by visiting the ODEP website.

Access Center for Independent Living Open House

October 22, 2015
4:00-6:00  p.m.
1329 Stanley Avenue, Dayton OH 45404
ACIL cordially invites you to the Access Center for Independent Living’s Open House. Come meet the new Executive Director and tour our new facility. For more information, call, Voice: 937-341-5202  or TTY: 937-341-5218.

Ohio AHEAD Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA
Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wright State University Student Union
The Ohio Association of Higher Education and Disability is pleased to announce that registration is open for the fall conference! This year’s keynote speakers will be Chandra Baldwin and Kimberly Kilby from the Office of Civil Rights. They will speak about current trends and answer questions from the audience. Conference attendees are invited to submit their questions to OCR in advance. Visit the Ohio AHEAD website to submit questions and for detailed information about the concurrent sessions.

Rob's Rescue Special Needs Emergency Preparedness Fair
October 24, 2015

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wright State University Student Union, Apollo Room 
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Dayton, Ohio 45435
The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and to educate those with disabilities (physical, developmental, and mental) as well as those who work with this population about the services and resources available to them during a widespread emergency. The Special Needs Emergency Preparedness Fair will also help families and individuals learn how they can be better prepared for emergencies and disasters. 
If you have any questions regarding the Special Needs Emergency Preparedness Fair, you may contact Katherine Myers, Office of Disability Services, Wright State University, at (937) 775-5680 or by email:

"Claiming Our Space in the Ohio State Mosaic" Inaugural Reception
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Rooms

This reception will launch a year-long celebration of the historic legislation that provided civil rights to individuals with disabilities. This reception and the 25th ADA Initiative will create an opportunity to explore the narratives of individuals with disabilities at Ohio State and how they help shape the campus climate and culture, adding to the mosaic of our diverse community. Click here to mark your calendar! For more information about the reception or to learn how to become involved, please contact Katherine Betts at

EmployAbility Career & Internship Expo for People with Disabilities

Thursday, October 29, 2015
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Apollo Room, Student Union
This event is FREE and open to ALL college students and graduates with disabilities!

"Religion & Disability Lecture by Dr. Darla Schumm
Hosted by WSU Department of Religion
Tuesday, April 12, 3:30-5:00
163 Student Union Discovery Room
Dr. Schumm's website:

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  • updates about your life, career, etc.
  • fond memories/experiences, ODS history
  • disability community news, events, etc.
  • questions about our services or staff
  •  suggestions for programming, speakers, etc.

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