NEWS AND EVENTS


AccessChicago July 17, 2014, Navy Pier, Hall A,
10am - 5pm

AccessChicago is the perfect event for people with disabilities of all ages!
Test products, services and connect with community organizations to learn about available disability-related social services.

Take part in various adaptive sports and recreational demonstrations.
Learn about legal rights of people with disabilities.
Participate in a free health screening.
Great family event! Fun activities for children! 

New This Year!

Attendees can sign up online in advance via Eventbrite! To sign up for AccessChicago early to avoid lines, enter raffles, sign up for MOPD news alerts mailing lists, and more go to: 
http://bit.ly/RGmXb5

Exhibitors can now sell products and services at AccessChicago!
We are so excited to announce the addition of Lego Land and The DuSable Mobile Museum to our line-up for the day!

AccessChicago is the City’s only event that brings together more than 100 of Chicagoland’s top disability related service providers, product merchandisers, assistive technology suppliers and recreational exhibitors under one roof!

Access Living and Bodies of Work present:

Counter Balance V: An Evening of Physically Integrated Dance

Friday, June 20, 2014
Performances at 6:00-7:15pm and 7:45-9:00pm

Access Living
115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

Featured Artists:

Yulia Arakelyan
Erik Ferguson
Kris Lenzo
Linda Mastandrea
Alice Sheppard

Special Video Tribute to artist extraordinaire Lisa Bufano.

Personal Assistants, Sign Language interpreters, Narrative Description will be provided. Seating is limited.

Questions? Contact: JCharlton@accessliving.org 
RSVP at  http://goo.gl/EA6Z2x

This event is brought to you by Access Living; Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Arts and Culture; Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency; This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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 http://bit.ly/1kiJNA2

For questions, contact scholarships@
180medical.com


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
Email: jgorski@psych.uic.edu

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 Summer Sessions at UIC!

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 an online Confidential Student Registration Form is 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.

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