West Hills College Lemoore to Celebrate Disability Awareness Month Oct. 25

West Hills College Lemoore will celebrate National Disability Awareness Month on Oct. 25 with its seventh annual Operation Awareness event. Students, staff and community members are welcome to attend.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the WHCL Student Union. It will feature food, games and representatives from community groups and organizations, including many organizations offering services for those with disabilities.

“Our Operation Awareness event is an opportunity for the college to help remove the stigma that often surrounds the word disability,” said Maria Gonzalez, DSPS counselor. “Our goal is to educate students, staff and the community of the achievements of individuals with disabilities.”

A variety of activities will also be offered to raise awareness of individuals with disabilities, including activities meant to give students an understanding of what it’s like to live with a disability.

Operation Awareness Day is also a chance to learn about the many supportive services offered by WHCL Disabled Students Program and Services, which include access to assistive technology, text in alternate formats, testing services and more.

For more information about the event, contact Maria Gonzalez at mariadelaluzgonzalez@whccd.edu