Class offers disability awareness

April 3, 2015 by Sue Reeves

Two students in a classroom.

IDASL students participate in a class exercise designed to let them experience sensory differences.

The Interdisciplinary Disability Awareness and Service Learning (IDASL) Program at the Center for Persons with Disabilities offers USU students opportunities from a variety of disciplines to increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities and their families across the life span. The interdisciplinary focus can benefit all students as they begin their careers.

The program is currently recruiting students for the 2015-2016 school year. There are stipends available for students who will participate both fall and spring semester in the seminar (Friday afternoons, 1-4 p.m.) and complete additional service learning hours at community agencies that provide activities for children or adults with disabilities. Students are not required to register for course credit to receive a stipend.

Students will participate in seminars and hands on activities with parents of children with disabilities and students or other adults with disabilities.  The instructors and guest lecturers for the program are from several different fields of study.  For more information visit or call Alma Burgess at 797-0253.