Disability Resources for Students

Events & Opportunities

UW Campus Events

2016-2017 UW Housing Resident Advisor Positions

RAs serve an important role that helps Housing and Food Services provide welcoming, inclusive, safe, respectful, academically supportive, and fun residential communities. If you are interested in applying for a position view the applications, resources, and a schedule of upcoming info sessions on the website: www.hfs.washington.edu/ra

ADA 25th Anniversary Events and Information

July 26th, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of this historical civil rights legislation for people with disabilities. The University of Washington will be celebrating this milestone April 2015-June 2016 through various campus events and activities. DRS will be hosting this webpage for events and resources connected to the university efforts

Adaptive Yoga at the IMA !

Adaptive yoga classes are smaller than traditional classes, allowing for a more hands-on approach. Yoga poses are adapted for people with physical limitations due to a range of conditions (paralysis, amputation, MS, stroke, etc.) Classes incorporate breathing exercises and relaxation/meditation. Participants may practice in a sturdy chair (provided), thick mat (provided), wheelchair, or their own yoga mat. View the schedule on the IMA course site.

DAWG Daze feedback –Monday Nov 23rd from 4-5pm in Mary Gates 120

First Year Programs is looking feedback on the 2015 DAWG Daze events and summer Advising & Orientation sessions. If you attend one or either this past summer and can join for a quick discussion join them on Monday Nov 23rd from 4-5pm and have some free pizza. Please email siutsz@uw.edu by 11/20 if you are available to attend.

Scholarship Opportunities

BlackRock Founders Scholarship — Deadline Nov 15th

Blackrock is offering a “A scholarship program for undergraduate students who identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT, or disabled and have demonstrated leadership in creating and sustaining diverse, inclusive communities”… it includes “an accelerated intern recruitment process (for undergraduates) and a chance to be awarded a merit based scholarship.” Visit more information here http://bit.ly/1HNRCr6 or log into HuskyJobs.

CIEE and Mobility International USA Scholarship for Study Abroad — Dec 1st

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush’s signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990, CIEE and Mobility International USA have partnered to offer 25 scholarships to allow more U.S. college students with disabilities the opportunity to study abroad!

To view additional scholarship opportunities view the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Internship Opportunities

STEP-UP Internship — Deadline February 15th, 2016

The Short Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons is an internship that is federally funded by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. STEP-UP is particularly interested in increasing the participation of students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities. View more information at HuskyJobs.

Google Internships and Student Programs

Google hosts a variety of programs including internships for juniors.  Check out google.com/students/programs for more information.

UW Parent & Family Weekend April 8-10 2016

UW is hosting an inaugural even to invite parents and families to join their students on campus in celebration of their life at the UW. View more information and invite your parents and family to this great event. You are encourage to register and can send and email or text on this site: uw.edu/parents/pfw.

UW D Center

The D Center strives to create an inclusive, accessible space affirming of all bodies, minds and identities by fostering a culture of social justice and pride.

UW Disability Studies Events and Programs

Disability Studies at the University of Washington involves a multi-campus interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, students and community members, who share an interest in questions relating to society’s understanding of disability.