Disabilities Awareness Week 2019

October 30th - November 7th


Bury It! Therapeutic Potting Event

The event will give attendees the opportunity to reflect on what is causing negative emotions in their life, and then therapeutically release those feelings by writing it on seed paper and burying the plant seeds in a pot. 

Wednesday, October 30th

Student Union – Piano Lounge

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Spoken Word Artist, Carlos Andres Gomez

Sponsored by Residence Life and Housing

Wednesday, October 30th

Student Union – Starbucks

7:17 p.m.


Ready, Set, Relax

Join us for an aromatherapy crafting event that will allow attendees to relax and learn the health and wellness benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. Participants will have the option to make a variety of aromatherapy products.

Thursday, October 31st

Student Union – Piano Lounge

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Strike A Pose – Yoga for Beginners

Attendees will learn the benefits of yoga and practice beginner moves throughout the class. The event is limited to the first 35 respondents, and attendees will receive a free yoga mat.

Please RSVP to Tess Miller at tmiller1@uakron.edu by October 23rd. 

Monday, November 4th

Student Recreation and Wellness Center – Studio A

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Strike A Pose – Chair Yoga and Yoga Basics Demonstration

Attendees will be shown basic yoga and chair yoga demonstrations. During this time, yoga options and instruction for individuals with physical limitations and disabilities will be provided.

Monday, November 4th

Student Recreation and Wellness Center – Studio A

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


American Sign Language (ASL) Learning the Basics

 Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to sign the alphabet and basic phrases.

Tuesday, November 5th

Student Union – Room 310

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


WAGtime Therapy Dogs

Take a break in your day and come de-stress with therapy dogs.

Wednesday, November 6th

Bierce Library  Lobby

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Outside the Lines – Mindful Coloring

 The event encourages attendees to express their individuality as they practice the art of mindful coloring and learn the positive health impacts of coloring and mindfulness.

Thursday, November 7th

Student Union – Piano Lounge

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.