We are a student organization at University of Louisiana at Lafayette whose mission is to work together to help eliminate barriers that students with disabilities must surmount in order to obtain their fullest physical, mental, social, vocational, and economic potential. We believe that disabilities aren't as much about being DIS-abled as much as DIFFERENTLY abled.
We are also a non-profit fund-raising organization!
The Beacon Club is open to ALL students interested in promoting disability awareness on and around the UL Lafayette campus. Disabilities can range from emotional, physical, learning, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. We advocate for others, promoting the idea that disabilities don't mean "disabled," but "differently abled" and it is within everyone's ability to be inclusive! Advocating for yourself, others, and training others on how to advocate for themselves is a large part of our mission; however, the organization is open to all students not just those who have a disability. We are also a nonprofit organization that provides funding for the Office of Disabilities Services in order to obtain equipment to help students with disabilities.
Dr. Carol Landry