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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release through Oct. 22

DALLAS – In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, Brookhaven College will host a Disability Awareness Fair on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Building S. Dozens of nonprofit disability vendors from the Dallas-Fort Worth and Farmers Branch area will come together for the event.

The fair is sponsored by the college’s Special Services Office and the newly formed Pathways Club. Representatives from local agencies such as United Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas, Mosaic Family Services, International Dyslexia Association-Dallas Branch, Scottish Rite Hospital, Easter Seals North Texas, City of Dallas Parks & Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation and Camp Summit will be on hand to discuss their programs and services.

In addition to information, the event will feature a wheelchair mobility course and other activities that simulate the challenges those with vision or hearing disabilities face on a daily basis.

For more information about the Disability Awareness Fair or the Pathways Club, call Cynthia Shields, Ed.D., student support services coordinator, at 972-860-4672. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Brookhaven College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Brookhaven College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Brookhaven College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Normal inquiries about Brookhaven College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Brookhaven College and not to the Commission's office.