DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: "Special" Needs

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

We often think about accommodations or special needs as for people with disabilities, but actually we all need accommodations to function, let alone succeed. Many of us need a chair in which to sit during a meeting or in class; so a chair accommodates our limitations. We just don't think of chairs as a NEED, because they are everywhere. If you use a wheelchair, for example, you would come with your own; but you need the door to be wide enough so you can get in. Take a minute to think of all the accommodations you have in your daily life to make it possible for you to succeed. Pause the next time you question someone else's need for accommodation.

-- Contributed by Beth Douthirt Cohen, Ph.D.

For more information, contact:
Jenny Denton
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
+1 301 405 1328

www.diversity.umd.edu




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