Congratulations to Meredith Fox who was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns at the 2016 James Neubacher Award Ceremony on October 26th.

Meredith's book project "How to Survive Middle School on Wheels," created in T Hetzel's Minor in Writing Gateway course, chronicles her own experiences as a wheelchair-bound middle-schooler and offers advice to students on how to make it through daily school life. You can view the project and read more about Meredith's creative process at under "Project III."

Formed in 1982, the Council for Disability Concerns' mission is to promote the development of a physical and social environment that provides full access of programs, services, and facilities to every person in the University community (students, faculty, staff, guests); advance the University’s commitment to the quality of experience for all persons, including those with disabilities; act in an advisory capacity to recommend University programs and policies that assure full opportunity and access to qualified individuals with disabilities; advocate for the concerns of members of the University community who have disabilities; and educate the University community by increasing our awareness of and sensitivity to all issues related to individuals who have disabilities.