Celebrate #DisabilityAwareness Month

Oct 11, 2023

Join DSP&S in celebrating #DisabilityAwareness month in honor of October’s National Employment Disability Awareness. Together we can disable the label and crush the stigma. Various events are taking place in October.

Clovis Community College #DisabilityAwareness
Date Event

Week 1 (10/3)

CCC Transfer Fest: Transferring DSP&S services to Four-Year Colleges

Week 2 (10/13)

Priority Registration Campaign Week

Week 3 (10/18)

#DisabilityAwareness Speaker Prerecorded Video emailed to CCC Campus at Large

Week 4 (10/26)

#DisabilityAwareness Shirt Day


Happy #DisabilityAwareness month, Crush Family! We are excited to announce our special guest of honor, Melvin Velasquez, as part of our celebration. Mr. Velasquez is a former State Center Community College District student and a Fresno State alum who has recently earned his MBA and is the CEO of his startup company PCA Now. Traditionally, guest speakers are invited to campus to present in person, but due to Melvin's disability and the need for captioning services, DSP&S is presenting a pre-recorded speakers' edition.

Melvin is already challenging the status quo and defying ableism with this avenue of presenting. We encourage you all to watch our thirty five-minute discussion (linked below) where Melvin shares how he overcame educational barriers while earning his degrees. Melvin offers valuable insights on how we can create an inclusive environment for individuals with observable disabilities and shares his thoughts on disabilities in general.


It is our hope that you reflect on his words and become aware of your role in shaping the inclusive environment we aim to create here at Clovis Community College for all students. Thank you for joining us in celebrating #DisabilityAwareness month!

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