A Day in the Life...

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To bring awareness to the campus community and debunk myths about students with learning disabilities. By putting participants "in the shoes" of students with learning disabilities, participants will be able to understand and learn how others with "disadvantages" come up with strategies to understand the same information presented in a classroom environment. We will show how learning disabilities are more of a difference in learning style than they are a disability. This workshop is part of the larger Campus-Wide Disability Awareness Week, which runs from Saturday, January 24th to Thursday, January 29th.

-----LOCATION---- Faculty Center for Professional Development, Bldg 1- Room 227

When: Wed, Jan 28, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Where: Other

Who organized the event

Resident Assistant

Detailed description

The program will have multiple interactive activities for participants to engage in, for the purpose of simulating what if feels like to have a disability. The activities are designed to simulate both the physical, emotional and mental effects a Learning-Disabled student might experience in a classroom setting. In between each activity, the presenters will facilitate a discussion among the participants, share their own experiences, as well as utilize a DVD Documentary about learning disabilities.

Resources and information for this program were attained through: Cal Poly's Disability Resource Center, PBS.org - Misunderstood Minds, "Richard Lavoie: How Difficult Can This Be? F.A.T. City--A Learning Disabilities Workshop DVD"

Active or Passive?



Multicultural/Diversity Awareness

Faculty Participant


Faculty involvement


Notes and File Attachments

Public note from Paul Brooks on Fri Sep 04 2009 at 12:01 PM

Paul Brooks

"A Day in the Life" workshop is featured on the cover page of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) Newsletter for Fall 2009. Check out the article on page 1!

PDF Document DRC_Newletter_Fall_2009.pdf (261.1 KB)

Public note from Paul Brooks on Fri Jan 23 2009 at 12:55 PM

Paul Brooks

Files for all the handouts, links to on-line audio files, links to webpages used, and advertizing flyers. Everything you need to put on this program, except the video (sorry, can't post it here due to copyright). The DRC (9-103) has a VHS copy of the video you may be able to borrow.

Video Citation:
How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T City Workshop. Perf. Richard D. Lavoie. Videocassette. PBS Video, 1989.

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Zip Document A_Day_in_the_Life_-_Learning_Disabilities_Workshop.zip (1.5 MB)

Public note from Jordan Budisantoso on Sun Jan 18 2009 at 6:51 PM

Jordan Budisantoso

Just so you guys know: Since we are presenting this program for the entire campus, you can bring your residents to this program and it will be considered a traveling program!!!! It's too easy! :)