Outreach Opportunities

Disability Education & Programming

Educational programming is the first step to advocating for equal access and inclusion. Throughout the year, the Disability Center hosts various programs and events to raise awareness about how we all can create an accessible campus in addition to celebrating disability history and culture.


Signature events include Disability Culture Month in September and our Disability Center Graduation Reception & Cord ceremony held at the end of the fall and spring semester. Other events and workshops are held throughout the academic year for students, faculty, and staff to attend.

Meeting Your Group’s Needs

Campus groups, including faculty, departments, and student organizations, can request a Disability Center staff member to come and discuss a disability topic that directly relates to their activities or way of work.


Topics our staff can present on include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • General overview of the Disability Center, including our mission, policies, procedures, and who may qualify for accommodations.
  • How specific accommodations are executed, and the role faculty, students, and Disability Center staff have in their implementation.
  • How principles of universal design can be incorporated into meetings, classes, and events to improve barriers to access for all students.
  • The disability rights movement and how disability culture and identity has evolved in the United States.

Request a Presentation or Workshop


Identify what disability education topic best fits your group.


Email us at disabilitycenter@missouri.edu to provide us with the topic, desired time and contact information.


We will reach out to you to set up your program.

Timeline Note

A two-week timeframe is preferred. Specific times during the semester, like the beginning of the fall semester, are busier than others and we reserve the right to delay the educational program until we can meet your group’s needs.