Access-Ability Day


Access-Ability Day at SUNY Potsdam will offer faculty, staff, students and the community an opportunity to become familiar with services and technology available to assist individuals with disabilities on Thursday, April 10 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Barrington Student Union.

Representatives from SUNY Potsdam and other local agencies will provide information and answer questions about a wide range of services and programs for children and adults with disabilities.There will be demonstrations of assistive technology including computer based products and daily living aids for people with mobility, learning, vision and hearing disabilities.

Two puppet show skits, "Making Friends," (SUNY Potsdam daycare will be in attendance) and "Kids on the Block," from Cerebral Palsy of the North Country will be presented in the Fireside Lounge at 10:45 a.m. and noon respectively.

To conclude the event, there will be a presentation, "Opening doors to success for people with autism through the lifespan: An inside view" by Dr. Stephen Shore in the Fireside Lounge at 2 p.m. An expert on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dr. Shore, a professor at Adelphi University and coauthor of Understanding Autism for Dummies, has delivered lectures raising autism awareness all over the world.

We hope that instructors will encourage their students to participate in this interactive, informative event. If you have any questions regarding possible involvement, please contact Sharon House at x3267.