Outreach & Advocacy
SSWD serves students with disabilities by creating and fostering an accessible learning environment. We aim to empower students with diverse needs by enhancing their self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy. We promote awareness of the needs of students with disabilities and encourage the Loyola community to respect and career for each individual.
Check out the following resources:
Melissa Graham's The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege
Recommended books and movies about the disability experience compiled by the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities with the University of Delaware
Universal Design in Programming: Information on Universal Design and how you can apply it to your programs or work with students
Disability Identity Development Theory: An overview of different theories about disability identity
Ableism and Social Justice: An overview of disability as an identity and how we can work to create a more inclusive environment