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Preparing for Graduate Education

GRDSCH 200 is a 2 credit course, 1 day a week course great for seniors who know they want to consider graduate school in the future. It will set them up to fully understand the application process, and ultimately make decisions about how to approach what they want to do.  It is also great for the graduating senior who is unsure of what graduate school entails and whether they should consider it in their future.  Especially if they are not sure of what they might end up doing when they graduate!  Seniors and juniors thinking ahead will also benefit from the class.  Included is discussion and work on preparing an effective application. Click here for : Graduate prep course information

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.

Scholarship Opportunities

View scholarship opportunities on 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.

Mentoring Opportunities–Deadline January 29, 2016

The Career Link Mentoring Program is an exclusive, no-cost opportunity for a maximum of 75 college students and recent graduates with disabilities ready to jump-start their professional career. Once selected, each mentee is paired with an industry leading professional who shares common career
interests for six months of one-on-one mentoring experiences. Click here for more information: http://www.usbln.org/programs-clmp.html

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.

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.

DO-IT Fall Ops Newsletter

DO-IT creates this newsletter in partnership with DRS, and the UW Career Center.

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. D Center Facebook Page

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.