Disability Resources for Students

Events & Opportunities

Fall DRS Events

DRS Note Taking Workshop, Oct 18th, 3:30-4:30pm, Allen Library Red C

The Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office is always looking for new ways to support your success. We are excited to announce a new workshop that will provide you with practical, hands on, easy to use tools to help you achieve your academic goals. The workshop will focus on note taking strategies for well organized and efficient notes that will be most useful  in your studying.

DRS Graduate Programs & GRE/LSAT Accommodations Workshop, Nov 14th 3:30-4:30pm, Mary Gates Hall 171

This is a workshop session for students who are considering graduate school or law school after graduation.  We will be going over the graduate school application process and how to request accommodations on the GRE and LSAT entrance exams.  DRS students who have been through the application process will be joining us to share their perspectives

DRS Medical School and MCAT Accommodations Workshop, Nov 15th 3:30-4:30pm, Mary Gates Hall 258

This is a workshop session for students who are considering graduate school or law school after graduation.  We will be going over the graduate school application process and how to request accommodations on the GRE and LSAT entrance exams.  DRS students who have been through the application process will be joining us to share their perspective

Fall Campus Events

UW Graduate School Fair, Oct 25th

The UW Graduate and Professional Advisors Association (GPAA) is hosting a Graduate School Fair on October 25th, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Intellectual House on the UW campus in Seattle. Graduate programs across the UW campuses, Washington state, and nation will be in attendance. For a list of registered schools click here.

Volunteer Opportunity at the D Center

The D Center is looking for interested volunteers for Fall Quarter 2016! If you are interested please email dcmedia@uw.edu to schedule a meeting with Abbie and we can get you on board! Please email by Friday, September 30 so we can get you on the schedule!

Career & Internship Center Workshops and Events, Fall 2016

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.

Join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Being involved inside the classroom is paramount to your academic success. Getting involved outside the classroom is critical to developing the additional skills and experiences to prepare for life after University, while contributing your time and intelligence to a worthy and important task. Involvement with the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council is one way to have influence in supporting innovative ideas by UW students. Click here to get more information and apply.

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

Nicholas J. Deleonardis scholarship: posted deadline Oct 31, 2016

This is a new scholarship available for students who are interested in noninvasive technology for Deaf / hearing communication – and it’s open to full-time graduate and undergraduate students.

Internship Opportunities

Workforce Recruitment Program, complete steps by Oct 17th to register for an interview

Are you interested in working in the government for the summer or after you graduate? The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects college students and recent graduates with disabilities to federal and private sector employers across the nation for summer internships and permanent  jobs.  Go to www.wrp.gov and click on “Student Registration is now open” button on the homepage to get started. If you need any assistance through the process or have questions contact Tami Tidwell at tamitha@uw.edu.

Goldman Sachs Diverse Abilities Day, Oct 28th, at Headquarters in NYC

Designed for current undergraduate sophomores and juniors in the U.S. Learn more about Goldman Sachs’ innovative and collaborative summer internship program. Attendees will receive a comprehensive introduction to their divisions of interest while developing acumen in financial services and interviewing skills.  Students will also participate in business case studies, best-in-class training, and networking opportunities with the firm’s Disability Interest Forum. Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided. 

Applications are due by this Sunday, October 2nd! 

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

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.

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.