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Logo for the Disability Alliance at VT
Image description: Larger bold black text reading “Disability Alliance at VT”. To the left of the “at VT” text is the image logo of the new disability symbol (blue symbol of a person positioned actively in a wheelchair) overlaying the neurodiversity symbol (a rainbow infinity sign). Below, smaller sized black text reading “Nothing About Us Without Us.”

*** Fall 2019: We will have regular brown bags lunches (bring your own lunch to consume at this time, if you’d like) on Mondays from 11-12:15am in Graduate Life Center Room A. Please see the listserv for more information or check the event out on facebook.****

Welcome to the website of the Disability Alliance at VT.

The Disability Alliance at VT is a Registered Student Organization which works alongside a Faculty/Staff Disability Caucus. This is a space for disabled Virginia Tech community members and their allies to come together and engage in community building, mutual support, and disability activism.

We lift our slogan of “Nothing About Us Without Us” from disability rights history. We want disabled voices to be heard and represented on campus. We hope to address cultural prejudices and dismantle systemic barriers to full participation in university life.

As a cross-disability organization, we celebrate the diversity of disability experiences. We welcome those with mental illnesses, developmental, intellectual, and learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, and/or other hidden disabilities. We acknowledge the validity of both self and professional forms of diagnoses, and we won’t ask you to prove your identities. We hope to create a diverse group which honors the varied and multiple identities disabled people and their allies may hold.

We hope you’ll join us at an upcoming meeting or event!

Contact Info:
Like us: facebook.com/disabilityalliancevt
Twitter: @DAatVT
Google Listserv: http://bit.ly/1KYXCAP

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