D Center


IDEAS Cohort

Announcing the Individuals with Disabilities Engaging for Academic Success (IDEAS) project.

Join a peer-mentoring cohort of students with disabilities from all three University of Washington campuses. IDEAS will provide a space for students with disabilities to connect with each other and foster relationships based on similar experiences.

Students with disabilities will be invited to participate in monthly networking events where students can talk with each other about successes and struggles, as well as share advice about disability-specific issues and resources on campus. Students in the cohort will be added to an electronic community where they can stay connected throughout the school year to post questions, access resources, and share other relevant information

In addition to community building, IDEAS will offer leadership development. These events may include an elevator pitch workshop, where students can work on networking skills in academic and professional settings, career fair preparation, where students will be provided the tools to be successful in a larger networking setting, and a disability disclosure webinar, where students learn the best approaches to disclose in the workplace.

Join the IDEAS cohort for academic and professional support:

  • A community of UW students with disabilities
  • Online email communication within the cohort
  • Connections to campus resources and opportunities
  • Monthly networking events both online and in-person on all three UW campuses
  • Career development, including how to create an “elevator pitch” and resume-building

Register for the cohort here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/kayladb/362602

For more information on how to get involved, email Kayla Brown at kayladb@uw.edu.

The IDEAS project will be coordinated by the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington.

Funding for this project was provided through the Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grants program at UW. These small grants support projects for institutional transformation across the University of Washington’s tri‑campus community that align with the goals of the 2017-2021 UW Diversity Blueprint.