Disable the Label

Samantha Higgins

Do you enjoy being a part of something bigger than yourself? Did you participate in Up Til Dawn or another major event geared towards raising awareness and spreading knowledge to an entire community through fun events and fundraising? Well, here’s your opportunity to get involved again!

April 14 will be the annual Disable the Label event at the University of New Haven. Sponsored by Campus Access Services and Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, the day will consist of a variety of events to help raise awareness for disabilities. They kick off the day with a professional panel co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations, To Write Love on Her Arms and Psychology Club. A big draw for fun is the Adaptive Sports event, co-sponsored by the Athletics Department and Alpha Lambda Delta. Another experience available to the campus is the Animal Assisted Therapy Services that will be on campus for the afternoon, co-sponsored by the Community Psychology club and the International Student Association.

A great opportunity for students to get involved and learn more about disabilities and ask any questions they might have will be the Student panel. Co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations, To Write Love on Her Arms and Psychology Club, this event is usually a great hit with students who want to take advantage of the chance to educate themselves more on the topics discussed throughout the day or things they might not otherwise have an outlet or place to ask. DREAM helps organize an exciting and challenging game of Jeopardy to wrap up a fun and educational day.

Students can get involved now by liking Disable The Label UNH on Facebook, following @DisableTheLabelUNH on Instagram and DTLUNH on Snapchat for chances to win raffle tickets and find out what’s happening every step of the way before the events start!

Another way to get involved is to make a team and start fundraising for Puzzlethon. Puzzlethon will end the week of Disable the Label, on April 18, and will be composed of the participants raising money doing an assortment of puzzles- jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, Sudoku, word search—they’re all included. All you have to do is create a team and fundraise in person or online to benefit the autism community in Connecticut. You can register your team at www.puzzlethon.org