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Cedarville University Hosts Events in Recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month

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Cedarville University Hosts Events in Recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month

by Public Relations Office

October 7, 2005

Cedarville, Ohio—The Cedarville University student organization Mercy TEAM will host various events through the month of October in recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month. Mercy TEAM is a student-led organization which seeks to support University students with disabilities and to reach out to individuals with disabilities and their families in the Cedarville area and neighboring communities.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Mercy TEAM will have a special presentation and film on the topic of autism. This presentation will begin at 9 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center, Room 102.

Marilyn Meyer, coordinator for the University`s disability services for students, will speak about hidden disabilities on Monday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. This event will also be held in the Dixon Ministry Center, Room 102.

The autism and hidden disabilities sessions are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mercy TEAM will hold a "Parents` Day Out." This will be a time where parents of children with disabilities can enjoy a few hours of free time while having Cedarville University students watch their children. This event is open to families who are in the Cedarville community or in the University family. To take part, parents must e-mail Mercy TEAM at mercyteam@cedarville.edu. There is no charge, but space is limited.

For more information about any of the events, contact Mercy TEAM President Rachel Slothower at 518-222-4438 (cell).