Tag: disability services

The Fight Against Stigma

How Mason is Working to Destigmatize Mental Health BY: NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER Schizo. Bipolar. Psychotic. These are the words nonchalantly thrown around college campuses, characterized by stigma and dripping with negative connotation.  Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses sometimes…

Disability Services Hosts Workshop for Students and Faculty at Mason

How Mason serves Patriots with disabilities BY D’ANDREA BRADY, STAFF WRITER The Office of Disability Services hosted the Disability Awareness and Inclusion Workshop on Wednesday, Feb 13. The workshop was aimed at addressing the issue of disabilities with etiquette training,…

“Paws for a Cause”

THERAPY SERVICES TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS ON CAMPUS By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer Eight therapy and service dogs were brought to North Plaza on Tuesday, April 3 to interact with and educate Mason students and faculty. The event, “Paws…

Veronica Lewis: Low Vision, High Aspirations

MASON STUDENT SPREADS AWARENESS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer For Veronica Lewis, junior, life is just a little bit different. Lewis has low vision, a disability that she was diagnosed with when she…