Events & Opportunities

Career Development for Youth and Adults with Disabilities

WHAT: Web Course through TRN, Inc.

WHEN: Oct 15-28, 2014

This 2-week, 18-hour web training can be accessed on-demand from any internet-connected computer. It focuses on developing career paths through innovative vocational assessment, career development skills, and vocational profiling for youth and adults with disabilities. Topics include self-determination, the discovery process, and situational assessments. We also discuss entry jobs versus dream jobs, self-employment, career exploration strategies, self-presentation, and more.

The course is facilitated by Rob Hoffman, a well-known consultant who has taught extensively on the employment of people with disabilities. Career Development is a key component of preparing youth and adults for job success. Learn about supporting people in discovering and enhancing job interests and talents, and how to help people develop job search tools and represent themselves to employers with confidence. Essential training for transition staff, job coaches, and other vocational rehabilitation and supported employment professionals.

Registration is $159 US. Group rates available. Credit cards and purchase orders accepted, but payment must be received for enrollment. Successful completers receive a certificate. Download the course log free at:

Adaptive Yoga NEW at the IMA this Fall!

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. Offered on Thursdays, October 9-December 4 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Instructor Julie Fournier is a registered yoga teacher who studies adaptive yoga under Matthew Sanford, and is part of Adaptive Yoga Northwest. Fee is $54.

Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health, Fall 2014

Please visit the current listing of therapy and support groups offered by the Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health.

Disability 101: Identity, Education, Leadership and Careers 

Restr  15127 C  1 F  1130-1220  MGH  234

Fridays 11:30-12:20

1 credit, CR/NC

This seminar, directed toward students with disabilities and others, introduces students to people and programs that value the experience and diversity that people with disabilities bring to UW campuses. Through seminar discussions, students can begin relationships with high-level leaders and advocates as they learn about disability-related leadership opportunities (e.g. student advocacy groups, student government, a campus cultural center), interesting campus units (e.g. the Disability Studies Program, the Access Technology Center, Disability Resources for Students, the International DO-IT Center), and exciting career fields that students with disabilities may be particularly interested in (e.g. political science, rehabilitation medicine, neural engineering, and others).


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