Office of Student Life

Disability Services

March 3 Newsletter

March 3, 2023

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is observed throughout March, is a nationwide event to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and address the barriers that those with disabilities face.

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Spinal Cord Injury Scholarship - Applications Due March 17, 2023

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is committed to enabling students living with spinal cord injury (SCI) to receive affordable, quality educational opportunities and to eliminate barriers for academic success. Eligible Ohio State enrolled or applying students (All campuses, undergrad, grad, professional, and transfer) can apply for the Neilsen Scholarship Program for grants that may support students' various finances, including tuition, housing, and many other expenses. 

Eligibility: Individuals with neurological and functional impairment due to traumatic SCI, degenerative disease primary to the spinal cord (i.e., transverse myelitis) or damage to the spinal cord due to tumors and surgery are eligible for support through this program. Individuals with spinal dysfunction, paralysis or pain syndromes caused by other traumatic or primary orthopedic, genetic or developmental disorders are not eligible (e.g., multiple sclerosis, ALS, Chiari malformation or peripheral nerve injury)

Apply Now through Scholarship Universe

Neilsen Deadline:  3/17/23


Online Course EDUCST 5194: Procrastinate No More

Has procrastination become an issue for your students? Let them know about the Dennis Learning Center's 1-credit online course EDUCST 5194: Procrastinate No More! Graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines can apply course insights to plan more effectively, defeat distractions, build lasting habits and dive into tasks. This 7-week course provides research-based strategies and the support students need to achieve their goals. This online 2nd session course is graded S/U and runs March 6–April 24. Enroll by March 5.

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Upcoming Adapted Sports Events

Columbus Wheelchair Tennis Club

Adult Indoor Season

Sundays 5:00pm – 7:00pm

March 5th to May 7th

Location: Tennis Ohio 880 W. Henderson Rd. Columbus, OH 43214


Air Pistol League

Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm

January 31st to March 21st

All are welcome!

No prior knowledge or equipment required, just a positive attitude and commitment.

Opportunities for self-improvement and sanctioned competition.


Email or call 614-645-5648 to learn more.



The ADA Coordinator's Office is Seeking Panelists for Student Disability Panel


The ADA Coordinator's Office is looking for disabled students that are interested in sharing their experiences with disability, finding community, barriers, and more, on a student-focused panel. The panel is a part of the Multiple Perspectives Conference and will take place on March 21st from 4-5:30 PM at the Blackwell Inn. 


Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are encouraged to contact if they are interested in participating or have any questions. 


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Panel Description: 

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is important to pause and reflect on the last 50 years and take inventory of where we are now. There has been considerable growth over the years. The number of students disclosing disabilities has increased, and the stigma surrounding disability on college campuses has decreased. However, there is always room for more growth and improvement; a fact that disabled students know firsthand.

This panel gives disabled students a chance to influence the development of the field by sharing their experiences with disability, finding community on campus, barriers, and more. Students will also have the space to share their hopes for the next 50 years and discuss what they wish higher education professionals knew in the present day.

This plenary panel will begin with brief statements from the panelists and then engage, in multiple avenues of access, audience interaction, discussion, and questions.