Updated 10/16/2012 03:54 PM
Disability cultural center opens at SU
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University is providing a new service to help students and community members with disabilities.
Tuesday, the school opened the first disabilities cultural center in the country that's run by professional staff.
The DCC will be a gathering place for people. It will also be a resource for advocacy groups and services here in Central New York and beyond.
The center will also offer programming to heighten awareness and understanding about disabilities. Leaders are excited to open the doors.
"Students with and without disabilities have a place they can feel at home and feel proud and be part of a conversation about the future. It's my hope that centers like this will open all over the country," said Diane Wiener.
It's the fourth type of cultural center to be built on the SU campus, each serving a different aspect of the campus community.