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Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0079
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Community Events for Diversability Awareness

Please refer to our Diversability Community Calendar for the activities and events as part of Disability Awareness Month at the University and around the community.

Diversability Awareness Community Calendar

Mark Your Calendars!

As part of the Diversability Awareness Month activities, the University will be hosting its 9th Annual Assistive Technology (AT) Fair.  Come join us and see the latest in assistive technology devices and software.

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Are You Looking for a Spectacular Night of Fun and Entertainment?

Join the singers and dancers of Reno's premier music therapy group, the Note•Ables, for their annual "Noodles and Notes" event.

This special event showcases the songs and dance routines the cast members have been perfecting over the last year and includes a sumptuous spaghetti dinner.  Please join the Note•Ables for this special evening of entertainment, song, and fun.

Tickets are limited.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Note•Ables website.

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A Night of THRILLING Entertainment!

Join artist Falynne Lewing as she pays tribute to the King of Pop -- Michael Jackson!

Falynne is a 13 year-old self-directed artist with no formal training.  All of her work is free-style.  Don't miss it as she dances, sings, and smiles her way into your heart.  Proceeds of this amazing performance will benefit the Autism Coalition of Nevada.

  • Thursday, October 23
  • 7:30 P.M.
  • Grand Sierra Resort's Grand Theatre

Join us as we help out a great cause and enjoy some fantastic entertainment.  For more information, check out the event's flyer.

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Fall 2014 ACES Program

Solving the College Puzzle
College success program for DRC freshmen

ACES will meet weekly throughout the fall semester

  • Organization/time management for college classes
  • Study skills
  • Goal setting
  • Motivational activities
  • Utilizing campus resources
  • Connecting with peer mentors

FREE for all participants (Seating is limited)
Contact: Allison Bussa, abussa@unr.edu
              Barbara King, bking@unr.edu
              Disability Resource Center, 784-6000

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Computer science and engineering student wins Google Lime Scholarship

Scholarship will support Grussenmeyer's work on human-computer interaction with a focus on technologies for the blind. The award, which includes a $10,000 scholarship, is awarded on the basis of academic merit to computer science students with disabilities. In addition to the scholarship, Grussenmeyer will be invited to attend the Google Scholars' Retreat in the summer of 2014. Grussenmeyer is a student in the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

Read More about the student on NevadaToday

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DRC has Extended Hours During the semester

Wednesdays and Thursdays
8:00a.m.-7:00p.m.

The DRC is open late on Wednesdays and Thursdays to accommodate alternative testing times. The computer lab and other services will still be available. Please stop by and take advantage of the extra time!

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Important Alternative Testing Service Information

Please schedule an appointment with Michelle to schedule your exams for the 2014 summer session. We have seen a huge increase in students requesting alternative testing accommodations and have limited space to provide such service.  As a result, it is imperative that you get in as quickly as possible to schedule your exam dates.  Even if you are unsure whether you plan to utilize alternative testing accommodations, it is our recommendation that you go forward and schedule your exams with the DRC.  We can always remove your name from the schedule if you opt to take your exams in class.  Please note that scheduling exams (in particular final exams) at the last minute will no longer be an option.  We simply cannot accommodate students' requests for alternative testing without proper notification.

In addition, as we are sure you are aware, construction north of the Thompson Building continues to impact the noise level at the DRC.  We do have headphones and ear plugs to help alleviate some of the noise.  However, noise will continue to be a factor for at least the next 18 months.  If you are concerned about the noise, you may want to check with your instructors to see if they have a place to proctor your exams.

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Fall Semester is Here!

To receive your Alternative Media quickly, please submit your required documents. This includes:

Please visit the Disability Resource Center during normal office hours if you require any assistance.

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DRC Peer Mentor Project

The DRC Peer Mentor Project matches incoming students with disabilities (mentees) and upperclassmen and graduate students with disabilities (mentors). Mentors use their knowledge of campus life and resources, as well as their personal experiences to provide invaluable advice and guidance to mentees.

If you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee, please visit the following webpage for more information.

DRC Peer Mentor Project

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Become an Eye to Eye Student Coordinator

Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program that pairs college students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD with similarly labeled middle school students.

Each week next year, UNR students will work with middle school students on art projects that are designed to help the younger students learn about themselves and embrace their learning differences. If you are interested in becoming a Student Coordinator or have any questions, please contact Micah Goldfus at mgoldfus@eyetoeyenational.org

All art is good art; you do not need to have backgrounds in art to get involved!

View the flyer.

For more information about Eye to Eye visit www.eyetoeyenational.org

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College Scholarship Guide

Education costs are at an all-time high, and landing into the right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free or paying off loans for years and years. The great news is that anyone can just be eligible for some type of scholarship. In fact, there are numbers of scholarships in place to help students with disabilities realize that further education is indeed possible.

To help you look for these scholarships please visit this guide: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/

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New DRC Printable Brochures!

Pick up a brochure from the DRC or print your own!

DRC Brochure
Assistive Technology Brochure

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