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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host “Celebrate Ability Week”

Story Contact(s):
Nathan Hurst,, 573-882-6217

WHAT: The University of Missouri will host its third annual “Celebrate Ability Week,” which began in 2010 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Throughout the week, MU will host events and programs that highlight issues and topics related to disability including educational forums, an accessibility fair and guest speaker, actor Matt Roloff, star of the reality television show Little People, Big World.

WHO: Students, faculty and members of the MU community are invited to attend.


WHERE: Monday, Oct. 1

1 – 4 p.m.

Celebrate Accessible Sports: Adaptive Golf Demonstration and MU Wheelchair Basketball Open House

MU Recreation Complex


Tuesday, Oct. 2

7 p.m.

Matt Roloff presentation

Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall


Wednesday, Oct. 3

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Accessibility Fair

Lowry Mall, MU campus


Thursday, Oct. 4

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Student Perspectives on Disability presentation

Room 110, Memorial Union South


Friday, Oct. 5

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wheelchair Obstacle Course presented by Mizzou Unity Coalition

Lowry Mall, MU campus

NOTE: For a full schedule of events visit: All events during “Celebrate Ability Week” are free and open to the public.