For over 30 years, the Center for Disability Services has been providing quality services to people with disabilities. Today, the center is a multi-service agency that provides more than two hundred thousand hours of service annually to over 250 individuals. CDS operates as a community service under the auspices of the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University. The range of services to both children and adults includes Skill Building Assistance, Supports Coordination, Community Living Services and Senior Adult Day Services. We are particularly proud of our experience and orientation toward respecting the individual, and promoting their well-being. CDS also provides WMU students with an opportunity for innovative learning and discovery in the field of disabilities.
News and Announcements
Art Sale: The Center for Disability Services Creative Abilities Art Studio will display and sell artwork on campus at the Ernest Wilbur Building (in front of the College of Health and Human Services) from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 24 and Aug. 31. All products for sale are deeply discounted and are created by adults with disabilities during on-campus skill-building programs. Proceeds from sales go back to the artists and toward buying supplies.
WMU Senior Day Services welcomed 14 camp ambassadors and five staff members from Pretty Lake Camp in July to engage in multigenerational activities.
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Center for Disability Services in the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University. This newsletter offers updates on programs, services, academics, faculty, staff and student achievements, campus events and other items of interest for the WMU and Kalamazoo communities.
Berit G. Miller, master faculty specialist-professional specialist of occupational therapy, was granted sabbatical during the fall 2015 academic semester to engage in research regarding the Beckman Oral Motor Intervention techniques.
Liza Rouse, RN, has been appointed Supervisor of Programs and Activities for Senior Day Services at Western Michigan University’s Center for Disability Services.