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Play the Celebrity Match Game

Disability Awareness Month highlights people with disabilities and their successes. Sharing information about personal experiences can help eliminate stereotypes and remove the stigma of identifying as a person with a disability.

The Celebrity Match Game highlights famous people with disabilities. Take the challenge. How many matches can you make? 

To play the Celebrity Match Game scan the following QR code with your mobile device from April 5th - April 19th on the screens in the Student Center and all month on the Disability Awareness website

QR code to play game

Neurodiversity Student Panel- "Nothing About Us, Without Us"

Presented by Christy Giambastiani, Senior Disability Management Advisor
Wednesday, April 3rd from 1:00PM - 2:30PM

In case you missed this presentation, you can watch the recording of the Neurodiversity Student Panel - “Nothing About Us, Without Us” discussion. 

ChatGPT Supporting College Students with Disabilities

Presented by Sandy Ayala, Associate Professor
Tuesday, April 9 from 12:00PM - 1:00 PM
Salazar 1061 (CTET) or  join Zoom, review event details including R.S.V.P and Zoom link (opens new window)
Hosted by Center for Teaching & Educational Technology (CTET)

Are you looking to find ways to support students with disabilities using ChatGPT in your department? How can we assist in utilizing this tool to help improve scores, and learning? Come to this workshop for some hands-on time exploring the different avenues ChatGPT has to improve the learning for disabled students in your program.

Disabilities and Grad School

Presented by Sydney Johnston, Disability Management Advisor
Friday, April 19th from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
You must RSVP in advance for this event. You will receive a Zoom link after you have registered.

How to navigate grad school search and applications for students with disabilities. This event will not be recorded.

KPop in Public for All

Monday, April 22nd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seawolf Plaza

Come experience the energy and fun of Kpop Dance as an audience member and dancer. This event, co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander American Faculty & Staff Association and Disability Services for Students, will feature a short performance of kpop choreographies by an inclusive dance group consisting of diverse skill levels and varied (dis)ability. Afterward, attendees will be invited to join in the dancing as they normally would or to try wheelchair dancing. For questions or accommodation, contact  

View the slide show and read the Press Democrat article, "Sonoma State University groups dance to celebrate Asian heritage, disability awareness" (opens new window)".

4th Annual DSS Fireside Chat

Tuesday, April 23rd 3:00 pm
Presented by Michael Eynon, Disability Services for Students Testing Center Coordinator

Video description: DSS Students share their experiences on campus as a student with a disability. Please join us to hear their unique and engaging stories and to better understand the perspective of a DSS student. 


How Students with Disabilities can utilize ChatGPT with their Coursework (A Hands-On Workshop)

Presented by Sandy Ayala, Associate Professor and Noelia Franzen, DSS Senior Accessibility Coordinator
Wednesday, April 24th from 12 Noon - 1 PM
Schulz 1014 Computer Lab (use a lab computer or bring your own laptop)

Come to this workshop to learn about ChatGPT, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool supporting research and writing. In this hands-on workshop, you will have an opportunity to explore many of the ways ChatGPT and some other tools can help you as a student:

  • Brainstorm essay ideas
  • Create exam study guides
  • Summarize readings
  • Have a 24-hour study assistant
  • Explain charts or concepts
  • Organize your research paper
  • Simplify lecture notes
  • Translate language
  • More…

DSS Student Senior Recognition

Thursday, April 25th from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hosted by Disability Services for Students
Student Center, third floor, Overlook

Congratulations class of 2024!  Best wishes for your next adventure! If you need additional information regarding the DSS Student Senior Recognition or if accommodation is needed, please please contact the DSS office 707-664-2677.