BRADFORD, Pa. - For its observance of National Disability Awareness Month, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will offer a free showing of the HBO movie "Temple Grandin" and a traveling exhibit next week in Blaisdell Hall.
The week starts off with the movie at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Bromeley Family Theater. The movie, "Temple Grandin" tells the story of an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her disability to become an expert in the field of animal husbandry. It won seven Emmy Awards and brought the autism advocate's work to a broader audience.
Shortly after the release of the movie in 2010, Dr. Vaughn Bicehouse, assistant professor of education, took a group of students to meet Grandin at one of her lectures.
"Dr. Grandin inspired us as educators to learn how to differentiate lessons to help students with disabilities, especially individuals such as her who learn in pictures, not words," he said.
Beginning Oct. 25 and continuing through Oct. 31 the campus will host a traveling exhibit from the Museum of DisABILITY History in Buffalo, N.Y. The exhibit, "Reel Life: DisABILITY Goes to the Movies," draws attention to motion pictures that have disability themes or actors with disabling conditions. The exhibit will be on display in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.
The events are being co-sponsored by the Office of Disability Resources and Services, TRiO Student Services and the Division of Management and Education.
For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or