Join CUSD in Breaking Barriers on Ability Awareness Day

Posted by: District 1 year, 3 months ago

Join CUSD in Breaking Barriers on Ability Awareness Day

At CUSD, we take pride in all of our students across every campus. Each and every student plays a unique part in the success and greatness of the district. That’s why we’re encouraging all students, staff, parents and community members to join us in celebrating Ability Awareness Day on Oct. 27.


It’s a day to honor and appreciate the different types of gifts, skills, resources and abilities that all members of our shared community bring to the different school sites here at CUSD.


Our Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (SEPAC) will be hosting a family movie night with an inspiring movie called Wampler’s Ascent on Thursday, October 27th, in Granzer Hall at Coronado Middle School. The film, starting at 5:30 PM, has won 49 awards around the world and focuses on Coronado’s very own, Steve Wampler. In 2010, Steve conquered and climbed the biggest rock face in the world, El Capitan in Yosemite, despite having cerebral palsy.


After the film, we look forward to welcoming Mr. Wampler—who will be answering questions from the audience after the movie—and families across the district to this unique event. Our goal is for Ability Awareness Day to celebrate the contributions and gifts of our children and to focus on what every individual CAN accomplish. We want students to understand that they can overcome any obstacle or barrier in their life, while promoting and reflecting on the inclusive and diverse community we are proud of in Coronado Unified.