Activities & Events

SAS Activity Calendar










Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Join us for a discussion with Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, directors of Crip Camp.

About the film: In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of progressive activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions. ASL interpretation and live transcription will be provided for this event.

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Recording of Haben Girma 2021 Seaman Lecture coming soon!

2021 Seaman Lecture on Disability Haben Girma Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design

When: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021, 12pm-1pm

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and TIME 100 Talks. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation, and she teaches organizations the importance of choosing inclusion. The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and TODAY Show featured her memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. 




Support Groups

ADHD Support Group

When: Wednesdays at 12pm (unless noted for holiday or recess)

RSVP or questions, please email [email protected]

We typically have a group ranging anywhere from a 12-18 students who attend these sessions,  undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Students do not have to come every week; some attend when they need it, others come every week - whichever you feel comfortable with. Students bring up any ADHD relevant topics (medication, frustrations, study tips, relationships, school work, tips, tech suggestions, etc., ).  For more information about this group, please feel free to check out  About ADHD Support Group at Brown.






Neurodivergent/Neurodiversity Student Support Group:

Summer Session starts June 8th

When: Tuesdays 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Health Service and Student Accessibility Services host a neuro-divergent/ neuro-diversity Student Support Group on Tuesdays starting on March 9, 2021. The group will be facilitated by Tanya Sullivan (Health Service) and Jesus Remigio (Student Accessibility Services). This group is for any students with a variety of neuro-diverse conditions, including Autism, and learning differences, as well as those without any formal diagnosis.



POC with Disabilities Support Group

When: Wednesdays at 5pm , First meeting February 17th

RSVP or questions, please email [email protected]

Register in advance for this meeting:

This group provides students of color and diverse ethnicities (undergrad, grad, and medical) an opportunity to talk with each other in a safe environment about living with a disability while at Brown.






Graduate Student Disability Support Group: Graduate Student Disability Support Group posterGraduate Student Disability Support Group: Graduate Student Disability Support Group posterGraduate Student Disability Support Group

When: Typically Thursdays twice a month at 4pm starting February 25, 2021.

RSVP: To [email protected]

Zoom Link:

Balancing the experience of graduate school, personal and family relationships, and everyday demands can feel overwhelming. It can be even more challenging when you have a disability, whether seen or unseen. This weekly group is a space for graduate students with disabilities to connect with their peers, share their experiences, learn from other students going through similar circumstances, and practice healthy coping skills. This group will encompass a wide range of topics, some of which might include academics, stress management, relationships, career challenges, cultural concerns, and coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsored by Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).


Work Shops


Do I have a Learning Difference? Know the Signs

When: February 23rd, 12pm-1pm

Register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This virtual workshop will help students learn the signs of learning differences and the next steps to access support and services.