Thursday, September 22, 2016

Training Modules for Healthcare Faculty Working with Students with Disabilities

UCSF Medical Student Disability Services (MSDS) and UCSF Student Disability Services (SDS) in partnership with colleagues from around the country (Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, Northwestern University, Samuel Merritt University, Stanford University School of Medicine, The University of Washington, and Weill Cornell Medicine), developed The UCSF Faculty Training Series, an eight part online, video training series to guide faculty who work with students with disabilities.

Topics include:
  • Guidelines for Faculty who work with Students with disabilities
  • Communication 101: Best practice for communicating with students around disability  related needs.
  • Keeping it Confidential: Guidance for working with students with disabilities
  • Accessible Admissions Practices: Making sure students with disabilities are addressed.
  • Microaggressions: What they are and how they impact students with disabilities
  • ADA 101: The basic laws that govern disability services
  • Full Circle in the Diversity initiative: Inviting Disability to the table
Access the modules here:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities

The Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities aims to make the world more accessible for the 1 billion people living with disabilities. Google has pledged $20M in grants to 29 nonprofits using technology to take on a wide range of accessibility challenges. See how they’re expanding opportunity and independence on a global scale.

Monday, March 28, 2016

National Center for Learning Disabilities: NCLD

Are you familiar with the National Center for Learning Disabilities: NCLD?

Founded in 1977 by Carrie and Pete Rozelle as the Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities, the organization provided leadership, public awareness and grants to support research and innovative practices in learning disabilities.

In 1989 the organization expanded its mission and scope of work, and changed its name to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Anne Ford assumed the role of Chairman of the Board and led the organization for 12 years.

Learn more about NCLD here:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month.

This covers people with Autism & ASD, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and more.

Learn how you can get involved by supporting Developmental Disability Awareness at

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Govt resource guide: Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, at a Summit on Disability and Employment, the White House announced a new guide for employers that compiles key federal and federally funded resources related to the employment of people with disabilities. The resource guide, Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities, provides employers with plain language technical assistance tools in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format. The guide was produced by the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative -- a federal interagency effort working to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for people with disabilities.

You can view the resource guide here (PDF).
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