Highlights

Student Council for Exceptional Children- The first meeting is on Tuesday, September 23rd, from 5:45 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. in Shippen 224.

Special Olympics Swimming- The first official practice is Thursday, September 25th, from 6:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M. in Heiges. If you would like to volunteer, contact Jen Flinchbaugh by Wednesday, September 10th.

Please check our "Get Involved" section for more volunteer opportunities. Also check the "News" section for upcoming events!

 

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Contact Us

Allison Carey, Director
Disability Studies Minor
102 Wright Hall

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
717-477-1193
accare@ship.edu 

 

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Get Involved

CAMPUS CLUBS and ACTIVITIES RELATED TO DISABILITY

People Involved Equally (PIE) – a student club with a mission to socialize with adults with developmental disabilities who reside in the community, offering social opportunities, peer support, and assistance in working towards individually-identified goals. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome! This group meets weekly, and a steady commitment is required. Contact faculty advisor, Cheryl Zaccagnini, at CHZacc@ship.edu

Inclusive Basketball – offers opportunities for everyone and anyone to engage in a fun game of basketball regardless of age or ability. A great opportunity to meet people across abilities and have some fun. Inclusive Basketball meets weekly on Saturdays in Henderson Gym. People are welcome to come just once or make a longer commitment. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome! Inclusive Basketball is held in Henderson gym from 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. on the following dates: September (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th), October (4th, 18th), November (1st, 8th, 22nd), and December (6th).  Contact President, Angela Pagliaro, at mnflagler@ship.edu

Special Olympics Swimming – trains people with disabilities in swimming. Volunteers can coach, swim as a buddy, and/or offer enthusiastic support. Volunteers do not have to be trained swimmers. Special Olympics meets on Thursdays from 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at Heiges Field House, and volunteers are expected to make a steady commitment. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome! The contacts for Special Olympics swim are Jen Flinchbaugh, at jf2085@ship.edu, and Evan Wentzel, at ew4846@gmail.com

Disability Awareness Club – this is a student group in formation which will focus on promoting Disability Awareness and addressing barriers students with disabilities face on campus. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome, and one does not need to have a disability to join. Contact Dr. Carey at accare@ship.edu

Student Council for Exceptional Children--Join CEC and get the professional development, resources and peer-to-peer support you need to meet today's new challenges in special and gifted education with confidence and make a difference for children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. The first meeting is on Tuesday, September 23rd 5:45-6:45 P.M., in Shippen 224. At the meeting there will be pizza, beverages, information, and PACEC Region 4 representative, Amanda Casale will be in present to discuss CEC and giveaways. In addition, officers will need to be chosen. This is open to all education ug and graduate students, disability studies minors, and any faculty or other professional. SU Chapter 0257 is looking forward to your attendance at this meeting and learning at the Council for Exceptional Children, PA CEC and SU CEC. For more information about the CEC, visit their webpage at http://community.cec.sped.org/PA/HOME 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES RELATED TO DISABILITY

AYSO VIP Soccer – This is an inclusive soccer league open to players of all ages and abilities. Volunteers can serve as coaches, refs, buddies, trainers, or just play. This is a new opportunity in Shippensburg. For more information, contact Jerry Carbo at jacarbo@ship.edu

The Arc of Franklin and Fulton Counties--The Arc of Franklin & Fulton Counties works toward the goal of having people with developmental disabilities fully participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities in which they reside, with the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential in every way.Volunteers are essential to maintaining the everyday operations of the Arc. Volunteers are needed to help in the office, by being a board member, assisting with fundraisers and other projects. Also, by hosting or attending a social. Specifically, the Arc would love volunteers to help with their fundraising events and their monthly socials that take place the 3rd Thursday of every month at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. For more information, contact Lorrie Miller, at 717-264-4390, extension 101. 

There are many disability-related agencies in the area that could also use volunteers. See the resources page for a listing.