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Events for February from the York University Federation of Students Access Centre (YFS Access Centre)!

"Check out all our events in February!

Learn a new language at our American Sign Language (ASL) classes every Friday (except February 22). Our friends from ASL at York hold practice sessions from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The classes, led by instructor Christopher Welsh, are from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Both the practice sessions and the classes are located in room 313 on the third floor of the First Student Centre. On February 15, Deaf Spectrum founder Sage Lovell will lead the class as a guest instructor.

We are holding Mad Student Support Groups on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This is a safe-space for Mad and mentally-ill folks to talk about stigmatized symptoms. Each discussion will have a theme. February’s theme is Madness and Relationships.

Struggling to get your homework done? Come work in a supportive environment during our Drop-In Study Buddy Sessions every Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Each month, we will be holding an informative workshop about a different disability-related issue. Learn tips and tricks from other disabled folks and pick-up resources to take home with you. February’s workshop will focus on Sex and Disability (having sex as and/or with a disabled person). We will be meeting in room 344 on the third floor of the New Student Centre from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

We will be holding Autistic Student Support Groups on the last Monday of every month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This is a safe-space for Autistic folks to discuss a wide variety of topics such as symptoms, experiences, oppression, coping strategies, and building community. Each discussion will have a theme. February’s theme is “Who Speaks for Us?”

To build community, come to our monthly Sip the Tea, Spill the Tea Community Care Session. Each month will have a different art activity. February’s activity is Stim-Toy Making. Learn a new skill and make something functional.

All events are located in room 429 on the fourth floor of the First Student Centre, except where stated otherwise.

[Plain text: YFS Access Centre February Events.

-American Sign Language classes, every Friday (except February 22nd), from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on the third floor of the First Student Centre in room 313. Guest instructor Sage Lovell will lead the class on February 15.

-Mad Student Support Group: Madness and Relationships, on Tuesday, February 5th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

-Drop-In Study Buddy Sessions, every Thursday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

-Sex and Disability Workshop, on Tuesday, February 12th, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on the third floor of the New Student Centre in room 344.

-Autistic Student Support Group: Who Speaks for Us? on Monday, February 25th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

-“Sip the Tea, Spill the Tea” Community Care Session: Stim Toy Making, on Thursday, February 28th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Find Us Online and On Campus!

Facebook: @YFSAccessCentre

Wordpress: https://projecticee.wordpress.com/modules-activities/

Email: yfsaccesscentre@gmail.com

Location: First Student Centre room 429

About the YFS Access Centre at York University

Although our campus has taken a few steps in the right direction, a look around our vast university reveals a striking number of hindrances to the accessibility of people with disabilities. The Access Centre promotes the rights of students with disabilities on campus and provides a number of services and disability resources for York students, staff, and faculty.

The Access Centre strives to identify and take action around issues of concern for students with disabilities by providing advocacy, social networks, and education. This is done by creating space for the discussion of all types of disability, providing tangible resources for the advancements of persons with disabilities, and acknowledging that living with a disability is a valid social location and political identity.

YFS Access Centre Room 429 Student Centre
E-mail: info@accesscentreyfs.ca
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 77612
Twitter:@yfsaccesscentre
Facebook: YFS Access Centre

 




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