Two University of Maine at Farmington seniors, Raymond Nadeau and Kelly McCrillis, recently hosted a five-week disability awareness group on the campus as part of a class project for the group psychotherapy course they are taking. The goals of their group, titled “The D Word,” were to provide an education and support for students with disabilities and for students who were not sure if they had a disability. They came up with the name because many people feel uncomfortable discussing disabilities and often treat it like a cuss word. The purpose of the group was to bring students together to share their experiences on campus, provide support to one another and have a safe place to share concerns, worries or complaints about campus issues, while educating them about the many resources available on the campus and in the community. The topics included were disability awareness and person-first language, campus concerns, stress management, self-advocacy, goal setting and time management. During several of the sessions, the pair had representatives from various campus resources come and speak to the group members about the many services available to all of the university students.