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Disability Awareness Month – October 2020

Ramapo College is proud to celebrate Disability Awareness Month in October. Events and resources are listed below. Keep checking back for more updates!

Student Panel on Disability: 10/14/2020

Wednesday October 14, 2020
noon – 1 pm

Ramapo College students with visible and invisible disabilities will share their stories and answer your questions about being a college student with a disability.

Our student panelists are:

  • Kyle Tazewell
  • Paraskevi “Paras” Patsalos
  • Julian Wechsler
  • Adam Foye
  • Moderator: Greg Engemann

Live via Webex

Student Panel on Autism Spectrum: 10/21/2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12 p.m-1 p.m.

Interested in learning more about life on the Autism Spectrum? Please join us for an informative and enlightening panel discussion with four Ramapo College students on the Autism Spectrum.

Live via Zoom

Life is Scary Right Now: You are not Alone: 10/27/2020

Tuesday October 27, 2020
6 p.m – 7 p.m.

Life is Scary Right Now, But You Are Not Alone!
Tammy Smith, MSW, LCSW and Ramapo Alum bring the issues of mental health and COVID into the light. Tammy will share her own personal experiences as well as her professional outlook on what so many of us are going through.

Tammy Smith, MSW, LCSW

Tammy Smith is licensed clinical social worker providing counseling and discharge- planning services to adults at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, NJ, formerly known as Bergen Regional Medical Center. She has worked in the emergency department, in acute medicine, and most recently as a social worker on the inpatient psychiatric unit. She strives to cultivate a therapeutic presence by providing a safe and nurturing environment to promote healing and influence patient recovery. Tammy also works a psychotherapist at Care Plus NJ, an outpatient mental health agency also located in Paramus. She uses her personal and professional experience navigating the complex behavioral health care system to provide community education and advocacy about mental illness to empower individuals and families to share stories that identify unmet needs and gaps in service delivery. Tammy received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Ramapo College of New Jersey and her master’s degree in social work from New York University. She is currently a second year candidate at the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis in Teaneck, NJ.

Live via Webex


See Live Event Here!


The Quest for the Rainbow Bagel with Zach Anner


Stella Young: “I’m not your Inspiration, Thank you very much.”

Keith Nolan: “Deaf in the Military”

Susan Robinson: “How I Fail at being Disabled”

Maeve Sheehy: “The Power of a Disability”

Ben Myers: “The Disability Conversation”

Maysoon Zayid: “I Got 99 Problems…Palsy is just one”

Netflix Documentaries

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution



Rising Phoenix

YouTube Documentaries

Simply Complicated

ALICIA: Living with Traumatic Brain Injury