News Release


Food, Hawaiian dance, and a Chicago Wheelchair Bulls basketball game are all part of Disability Awareness Week festivities planned for March 2-10 at Trinity Christian College. The Student Council for Exceptional Children is sponsoring the activities.

“This year’s theme, ‘People with disabilities are people first’ says it all,” said Dr. Patti Powell, associate professor of education and director of the Alexander De Jong Center for Special Education. “The goal of Disability Awareness Week at Trinity each year is to help Trinity students see past disability to the people who live with disability every day and achieve in spite and sometimes even because of it.”

A Trinity/Elim Hawaiian Dance kicks off the festivities on Friday, March 2, from 7-9 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of Ozinga Chapel. The other activities planned for the Disability Awareness Week include a Film Fest, disability simulations, and a Sign Club concert.

And to cap off the week, on Saturday, March 10, the Chicago Bulls’ Wheelchair Bulls basketball team is making its first-ever appearance at Trinity. From noon – 2 p.m., the wheelchair pros will take on teams of Trinity Christian College and Elim Christian School students, faculty, and staff, who will have the chance to see what passing and shooting feels like from the seat of a wheelchair.

Click here for a schedule of the week’s activities.


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