Libraries to show film, 'Riding the Bus with My Sister' Oct. 9

Penn State University Libraries will show the film, "Riding the Bus with My Sister," starring Andie MacDowell and Rosie O'Donnell, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The film is based on the award-winning book by Rachel Simon that recounts her experiences growing up with her sister Beth, who has an intellectual disability.

The film will serve as a prelude to Simon's presentation, titled "Perspectives on Intellectual Disabilities," to take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Katz Auditorium in the Law School at University Park. 

No tickets are required for either free event. For the movie, fee-based parking is available at the Nittany Deck, adjacent to the Nittany Lion Inn. For the presentation, doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is free at the Law School Building. 

The events celebrate Disability Awareness Month this October. The movie is sponsored by the Health and Human Development Diversity Committee, the University Libraries' Adaptive Technology and Services, and the Office for Disability Services. The presentation is sponsored by Adaptive Technology and Services, the Office for Disability Services and The School of International Affairs.

 For more information and for questions about physical access or special accommodations for either event, contact Susan Hayya at 814-865-0284 or


Last Updated July 22, 2015