Events

Toward an Anti-Ableist Academy Conference

A virtual colloquial series of events throughout Disability Community Month, Toward an Anti-Ableist Academy invites the campus community to learn more about creating a welcoming University climate that actively works toward embracing disability culture and experiences. The conference was created to provide an update on the work of the Student IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) Board, their recommendations and the ongoing work to implement them.

The 2022 Conference started on October 20 and featured more than a dozen disability and accessibility advocates. All sessions have CART and ASL interpretation available. Recordings of the events will be available on the conference website soon.

Disability Community Month

Disability Community Month is an annual series of disability-related events corresponding with the National Disability Awareness Month of October. See the schedule for the most recent series at the Disability Community Month website.

James T. Neubacher Award

The James T. Neubacher Award is presented annually in October to an individual, or team, affiliated with U-M (student, staff, faculty, or alum) making significant contributions to disability rights. It is given in honor of Jim Neubacher, an alumnus of the University who was a columnist for the Detroit Free Press and an advocate for the equal rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

For information on the award, recent winners, and to make a nomination for the current awards cycle, see the Neubacher Award website. You can watch last year's awards ceremony on Vimeo.

This year's award ceremony will be held on November 4, 2022 at 1pm ET.