Disability Resources for Students

Events & Opportunities

Winter Events in DRS, MGH 011

Wednesday Workshops in DRS

  • Note Taking, Jan 11th, 12:30-1:30pm
    • Become a better note-taker: Join DRS to learn some tricks, tips, and fill your tool kit for better note-taking and memory recall resources.
  • Test Taking Tips, Jan 18th, 12:30-1pm
    • Become a better test taker: Do tests stress you out? Do you know the material, but sometimes make little errors, or blank out? If so there are some tricks and tips you can try. Come learn these easy actions you can do!

DRS Pizza Scheduling Party, Jan 19th & Feb 22nd, 5-6pm

Come schedule all your exams for the quarter and ask questions of staff. Bring your syllabi, schedule your exams, eat PIZZA.

Winter Campus Events

Disability Arts & Culture: Open Mic and Art Exhibition, Jan 18th, MGH 024, 4:30-6pm

Join the the D Center in celebrating disability arts and culture. Featuring an open mic and art viewing in celebration of disability/deafness, neurodiversity and inter-sectional identities. Facebook link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1731515207168209/

Workshop: Ableism and Audism 101, Jan 24th,  MGH 024, 4:30-6pm  

Join the the D Center in a workshop discussing ableism and audism.

Study Abroad and Disability, Jan 26th, MGH 024 12-1pm

Mobility International and UW’s Law, Societies and Justice department host a one hour workshop on studying abroad with a disability.

Career & Internship Center Workshops and Events, Winter 2017

Check out all the events and sessions the UW Career and Internship Center has this fall. 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 dcmedia@uw.edu 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

View scholarship opportunities on the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Mentor ship and Internship Opportunities

USICD Youth in International Development & Foreign Affairs Internship

The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched its internship program in 2013. USICD’s internship program focuses on U.S. citizen youth with disabilities from across the country who intend to pursue careers in international development or foreign affairs. The summer 2017 internship program will bring a group of talented U.S. citizen graduate students, recent graduates, and rising juniors and seniors with disabilities to Washington, DC, for nine weeks.

Review the application here and apply by the deadline of January 10, 2017

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.

Rising Leaders Mentoring Program

The mentoring program is designed to support students and recent graduates navigate what is means to be successful and even unique questions that relate to being a person with a disability in the workforce. The RLMP also gives students and recent graduates a network of business partners to connect with! The USBLN is currently recruiting mentees for the 2017 Rising Leaders Mentoring Program that will run from March — August of 2017. We especially encourage STEM majors, veterans, students of color, and LGBTQ+ students to apply. For more information, check out the USBLN website. contact the Program Manager, Keri Gray (Keri@usbln.org). If you are interested in being a mentee, please fill out your information through this form.

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.