Disability Resources for Students
Events & Opportunities
- 1 Spring Events in DRS, MGH 011
- 2 Spring Campus Events
- 3 UW D Center
- 4 UW Disability Studies Events and Programs
- 5 Scholarship Opportunities
- 6 Mentorship and Internship Opportunities
- 7 Career Development and Students with Disabilities
Spring Events in DRS, MGH 011
DRS Pizza Scheduling Party, April 11th, 5-6pm
Come schedule all your exams for the quarter and ask questions of staff. Bring your syllabi, schedule your exams, eat PIZZA.
Spring Campus Events
D Month Events
What is D Month? Started a few years ago, D Month is a month-long series of events meant to celebrate and advocate for disability rights, issues, and culture.
- Shain Neumeier: Institutionalization and the Continuing Struggle for Disability Liberation. Friday, April 14. HUB 250. 7PM – 9PM. FB event
- Mia Mingus: Disability in Queerness, POC Communities, and Transformative Justice. Monday, April 17. HUB 332. 5:30PM – 7:30PM. FB event
- Lydia XZ Brown: Struggling with Disability Justice: Self-Work, Collective Accountability, and Community Care in the Movement. Friday, April 21. HUB 334. 7PM – 9PM. FB event
- Panel on Intersections of Disability and Public Health. Tuesday, April 25. HUB 334. 3:30pm – 4:30pm. FB event to come soon
Career & Internship Center Workshops and Events, Spring 2017
Check out all the events and sessions the UW Career and Internship Center has this spring. Workshops range from presentations on strategies for success in the job & internship search to topics tailor for international and/or graduate students. For a list of events and workshops click here.
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.
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.
- Volunteer Opportunities in the D Center. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
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.
View scholarship opportunities on the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
AAPD 2017 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to offer eight (8) NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships for students with disabilities in 2017. Eligible applicants include undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university. The online application must be completed by 5pm ET on June 19, 2017.
Mentorship and Internship Opportunities
ERC Summer Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
The National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) are recruiting undergraduate students with disabilities into programs for Summer 2017. Apply now! ERCs are located at universities all across the United States, each in close partnership with industry. Each ERC provides an environment in which academe and industry collaborate in pursuing strategic advances in complex engineered systems and systems-level technologies that have the potential to spawn whole new industries or to radically transform the product lines, processing technologies, or service delivery methodologies of current industries.
Google Internships and Student Programs
Google hosts a variety of programs including internships for juniors. Check out google.com/students/programs for more information.
Lime Internship Connections
Lime Internship Connection applications are now open! Over 40 great internship roles are now available for current undergraduate, graduate, PhD, LLM and MD students in the U.S. Don’t miss some of the upcoming deadlines! Learn more and apply today at the The Lime Network.
Career Development and Students with Disabilities
Recent changes in federal legislation regarding employment are benefiting people with disabilities now more than ever. DRS, Career Services and DO-IT are partnering on creating resources and information as you embark on your transition to work after the UW.