Accessibility & Wellness Speaker Series

In an effort to respond to the needs expressed by Carleton staff and faculty, Healthy Workplace and the READ Initiative are collaborating to offer a speaker series on Accessibility and Wellness. The intended outcomes of the Accessibility & Wellness Speaker Series are to:

  • Increase awareness within members of the Carleton community about accessibility issues and how they relate and contribute to wellness of individuals and the community as a whole;
  • Encourage awareness into action approach through the provision of concrete strategies, resources and connections for participants;
  • Highlight the connection between accessibility and accessible practices and the wellness of individuals;
  • Increase the conversations about accessibility.

In addition to these outcomes, this speaker series helps promote the goals outlined in Carleton’s new Strategic Integrated Plan, as well as supports the goals of Carleton’s Coordinated Accessibility Strategy, by adding to the events that increase awareness and foster a culture of accessibility at Carleton University.

Tentative Schedule of Events for 2021

Please see events calendar at the bottom of this page for registration as it becomes available.

Month Speaker(s) Topic Date
March 2021 Tara Connolly Speaker Series Launch Event: Recognizing the Full Neurodiversity of a Campus Community March 9, 2021 (2:00 – 3:00pm)
April 2021 Natasha Artemeva, Jacquie Ballantine and Jasmin Macarios “Change isn’t exactly easy”: The effects of COVID-19 on Autistic University Students’ Experiences April 20, 2021 (1:30 – 2:30pm)
May 2021 Paul Peters ADHD (more info coming soon) May 10, 2021 (1:00 – 2:00pm)
June 2021 TBC TBC TBC

Upcoming Events