DISABILITY POETICS: Migration and Transformation

The Disability Resource Center (DRC), the Disability Culture Advisory Committee (DCAC) and the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) present:

DISABILITY POETICS: Migration and Transformation

Student Open Mic and Performance by Kay Ulanday Barrett

A 2009 Campus Pride Hot List artist, 2013 Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and 2013 Trans 100 Honoree, Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter.

Thursday February 20, 2014
6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Student Center East
Illinois Room C, 3rd floor

This event will be ASL interpreted, close-captioned, and audio described.For any other access
needs, contact Brian Heyburn at

Please refrain from wearing any scented perfumes or products to this event.

Co-Sponsors: Bodies of Work, Chancellor's Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People and Allies, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, Gender and Sexuality Center. Great Lakes ADA Center, Women’s Leadership Center.

Blind Service Association Scholarship Applications Available for 2014/2015 Academic Year 

Blind Service Association, a Chicago based non-profit private agency serving blind and visually impaired youth and adults, will award scholarships up to $3,000 to qualified legally blind residents who live in Chicago or one of the six surrounding counties (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will).  Students who plan to attend an accredited undergraduate, graduate, vocational, technical or professional school full or part-time during the 2014/2015 academic year are eligible to apply.

Awards can be used toward tuition, books, computer equipment, or for any other expenditure to help further the student’s education.  Students must fill out an application form, write a brief autobiographical essay, as well as supply letters of recommendation, transcripts, an eye report, and a valid state I.D.  The deadline for applications is April 1st 2014.  Awards are based on academic record, community service and need.  All applications are reviewed and applicants judged by a scholarship committee.

The application is online at:

For more information or to obtain scholarship applications please contact Pamela Berman at 312-236-0808 or via email @ PBerman@

180 Medical Announces Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities of the Spine - Applications accepted January 1 to June 1

Medical supply company 180 Medical is offering college scholarships for students with disabilities of the spine. Five $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2014 to June 1, 2014.

Need more money for school?  Find a job at JobDoozy, the employment website for people with disabilities!
To be eligible, students must be:
• Attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall

• Under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder To apply, send in:

• The completed application form

• A 750-word essay

• Academic transcript

• College acceptance letter

To apply and for complete rules, visit

For questions, contact scholarships@

Peer Mentoring Program for UIC Students on the Autism Spectrum

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is providing Support for UIC Students on the Autism Spectrum:
Peer Mentoring Program

Are you a student on the autism spectrum?
Do you wish to “connect” with others who have common interests on campus?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, our peer mentoring program may be helpful for you!

Interested students will be matched to a peer mentor (fellow UIC student) based on interests or area of study. Goals of the peer mentoring relationship include:
•Facilitation of social and academic networking •Social support

If you would like to be part of this program or if you have questions, please contact:

Jennifer Gorski, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Disability & Human Development College of Applied Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: 312.413.9082

Research Participants Needed Concerning Those with a Tramatic Brain Injury

Midwestern University needs Adult Research Participants Living with a traumatic brain injury: The narrative experiences  of undergraduate students

If you experienced a traumatic brain injury during childhood or adolescence and have completed at  least one academic year at a 2-year or 4-year college… We would like you to be a part of our research study!  The purpose of this study is to explore the college experience of individuals who have survived a traumatic brain injury.

If you would be willing to be interviewed for 60‐90 minutes please contact,  Dr. Susan Cahill, PhD, OTR/L,. Assistant Professor of the Midwestern University Occupational Therapy Program, Office number:  (630) 515-6359


Disability Resource Center

Welcome to Spring Semester, 2014!

Online Letter of Accommodation Form

An online Letter of Accommodations (LOA) Request Form is available for students.  You can ONLY submit this Request Form online if you are already registered at the Disability Resource Center.  If you are requesting an LOA for the first time or if you need to make any changes to your accommodations, please schedule a meeting with your Disability Specialist.

Confidential Student Registration Form Available

If you want to register for services at the Disability Resource Center, a new online Confidential Student Registration Form is now available. Before your intake appointment you can fill out this confidential online form in preparation for your meeting with your Disability Specialist. You will need your UIC Net ID and password to fill out this online form.

Career Pathways to the Federal Government Training and Employment Opportunities

Watch here for career training and employment opportunities with the Federal government sponsored by the Disability Resource Center, Office of Veteran Student Affairs, the Office Career Services and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Career Pathways to the Federal Government Event site provides detailed information on scheduled seminars that will give you step-by-step guidance on how to find the job of your choice, how to prepare a winning federal resume and how to prepare for an interview with the EPA and other government agencies.

Additionally, there will be frequent postings of vacancy announcements for internship and permanent employment opportunities with the EPA and other federal government agencies.

For more info concerning Career Pathways to the Federal Government events or if you need accommodations for any of our career training and employment opportunities please contact

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

The Pathways Program provides three clear opportunities for internships and full-time employment in the federal government.  This program will provide individuals who are in school or who have recently graduated with greater access to jobs and internships in the Federal government, as well as meaningful training, mentoring and career development opportunities.  It is comprised of the Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

For more information about the Pathways Program and other avenues for employment in the federal government go to their Web site

Nondiscrimination Statement

UIC Chancellor’s Statement of Commitment to Persons with Disabilities