The American River Current

SOARD stands up for students with disabilities

ARC’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club surveyed the campus and reported on safety and accessibility concerns in February 2018. After a meeting with ARC president Thomas Greene, the administration began to address some of the concerns. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Ariel Caspar

December 12, 2019

By Ariel Caspar & Jennah Booth Over multiple semesters, American River College’s Students of American River with Disabilities (SOARD) club has advocated for students like themselves, who they say feel invisible on this campus and within society. “We as disabled people, we feel as if we're shut out and as...

Challenges for DSPS students discussed at College Hour

Emily Thompson

December 7, 2015

American River College hosted a College Hour on Thursday featuring a panel of students from Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) to talk to other students about the struggles they have faced in their lives. DSPS is a program on campus for disabled students. Panelists said that disabled students ...

Vigil to be held to mourn disabled people murdered by caretakers

Vigil to be held to mourn disabled people murdered by caretakers

Melissa Hurtado and Melissa Hurtado

March 5, 2014

On March 7, a candle-light vigil will be held near the capitol, to remember those with disabilities who have been murdered by their parents or caretakers. The vigil will be hosted by the Sacramento chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a nonprofit organization. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m., ...

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