Events and Disability Culture Programs

Students and the Harper Community are invited to celebrate Disability Awareness Month

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 -Embracing Feminism and Intersectionality through Painting 

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Building P, Room P202
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Reception with light snacks 
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Panel Discussion
3 p.m.: Gallery Walk and Meet ‘n’ Greet with Artists 
In honor of International Women’s Day and Disability Awareness Month, Grishma and Genevieve share their unique artistic perspective on the intersectionality of their identities as both women and living as a person with a disability. The exhibit continues through Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in the Building P hallway.  
Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Liberal Arts Division; Access and Disability Services; and the Community of Practice (CoP):  Teaching for Equity.

Thursday, March 9 - Crip Camp:  A Documentary

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Building D, Room D281, Cultural Center, Open to All!!
Crip Camp documents how a group of disabled teenagers connected at camp and launched a national movement for disability rights in America.  Snacks provided!  Closed captioning will be available.

Sponsored by ADS Disability Cultural Programming, ADS Success Club, LAND, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Social Justice Studies

Monday, March 13 - EveryBody Can Dance Workshop

12 Noon until 1 p.m. - Building D Rotunda
Please join Momenta Dance Company in the Building D Rotunda.  Dance is for everyone!  Artists and disability advocates, Kris Lenzo and Maggie Bridger, will teach this workshop.  They will help participant discover their potential for creating movement through warm-up exercises, dance phrases, and structured improvisation.  Snacks provided!  ASL interpreters provided.  For more information, contact April at amaman@harpercollege.edu.
Sponsored by the ADS Disability Cultural Programming and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Wednesday, March 22, 1-3 p.m. - Northern Cook County Job Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

1:00 p.m. until 3:00 pm in the Harper College Learning and Career Center at 1375 South Wolf Road in Prospect Heights, Illinois 
Job seekers can register at https://www.jcfs.org/events/job-fair-individuals-disabilities.   Walk-ins are welcome, but job seekers are encouraged to register prior to the event.  Sign Language Interpreters will be available.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please complete the online registration form.
Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, JCFS Chicago, IDHS Division of Rehabilitation Services, Progress Center for Independent Living, Harper College and the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership.

Coming in April 2023

Tuesday, 4/4 - Anxiety is Real

12 noon until 1 pm, Building Z, Room Z-102
Featuring Guest Speaker Mona H. Berman, M.A. LCPC, learn how to replace irrational beliefs with rational beliefs, and how to use progressive muscle relaxation, and diaphragmatic breathing.  This presentation is sponsored by the ADS Success Club and the Psychology Club.

Wednesday, 4/12 - ADS Open House

Parents and students are invited to an informational session hosted by Access and Disability Services.  Meet the staff of ADS and get the information
you need about:

  • the transition from high school to college,
  • the new student process,
  • free support services on campus,
  • access and accommodations for students with disabilities who had 504 Plans or IEPs in high school

Performing Arts Center, Building R (Parking Lot: 2)
Wednesday April 12, 2023
Check In: 4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q and A: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Campus Tour: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

*American Sign Language and Spanish and captioning will be provided*
If you are a senior and confident that you will be attending Harper, you are encouraged to apply to Harper before this event.
En Español
Están Cordialmente Invitados a asistir una presentación, donde obtendrá información sobre los servicios para estudiantes con discapacidades. En esta sesión hablaremos sobre la transición a Harper, y como usted puede ayudar a su hijo(a) obtener servicios para su discapacidad. La presentación será en inglés, sin embargo, habrá una traducción al español.

We look forward to meeting you!
April Maman, Access Advocate
Harper College, Access and Disability Services
(Direct Number) 847-250-9556 and (ADS Office Number) 847-925-6266
Email:  ads@harpercollege.edu     Website:  www.harpercollege.edu/ads

Harper commemorates Autism Acceptance Month in April

Thursday, April 20, - See Beyond the Spectrum, a Neurodiversity Student Panel

12 Noon until 1 p.m. - Building X, Room X-210
Neurodiversity has many meanings, such as no right way to learn or think.  Come and join us to hear about students' journeys and how they embrace their neurodiversity.  Helen Rottier, Disability Studies Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will facilitate this panel discussion on neurodiversity in honor of Autism Acceptance Month.  ASL interpreters provided.  Presented by Harper College Disability Cultural Programming and the ADS Success Club.  For more informaton, contact April at amaman@harpercollege.edu.

Wednesday, April 26 - "In A Different Key" movie event

1 pm until 3 pm, J Theatre
This movie starts out telling the true story of the first child diagnosed with autism, now a Mississippi man approaching 90. But then it goes bigger, exploring society's mixed record in accepting autistic people,  through lenses like racism, poverty, and interactions with police.  Sponsored by the ADS Office, LAND, Social Justice Studies and the ADS Success Club.


Individuals with disabilities or access needs who would like to request an accommodation or who have questions about physical access, may request a sign language interpreter, by clicking this link and filling out the form, by emailing ads@harpercollege.edu, or calling 847.925.6266 at least two weeks in advance of the event date.
Last Updated: 3/20/23