UTEP Grant to Give Students with Disabilities a Voice

Last Updated on May 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm

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Jess Spohn, a graduating Master of Social Work student and Neelam Agarwal, Ed.D., assistant director of CASS

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, recently awarded a grant to The University of Texas at El Paso’s Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS) to continue its efforts to capture the voices of students with disabilities.

The NASPA Innovation Grant will allow CASS to start CapABLE Voices: The Photovoice of Students with Disabilities project, a student-centered program that will lead to greater awareness of issues faced by people with disabilities on campus, and to enhanced student success at UTEP.

NASPA is the leading national voice for student affairs practice, policy and administration. This is the first year that NASPA has awarded an innovation grant, and the University was one of four recipients.

The grant proposal was a team effort between Neelam Agarwal, Ed.D., assistant director of CASS, and Jess SpohnN, a graduating Master of Social Work student.

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