The following article appeared in the October/November/December 1997 issue of Axis Center for Public Awareness of People with Disabilities.
DO-IT Pals Connect On Information Superhighway
High school students with disabilities thinking about careers in science, engineering, mathematics, or technology have easy access to each other and professional mentors.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), a project of the University of Washington, has created an international electronic network of high school students with disabilities who support one another in their pursuit of college degrees and post-highschool careers.
DO-IT Pals have the opportunity to communicate with professionals in the same career field--people who have "been there, done that." It helps students to stay motivated and strengthens their interests.
You fit the DO-IT Pal description if you:
- Have interests in science, engineering, mathematics, or technology
- Are a high school Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
- Have access to the Internet
- Are interested in attending a two- to four-year college
- Want to communicate and work together with other students with disabilities who have common interests.
For more information, contact: DO-IT, University of Washington, 4545 15th Ave., NE, Seattle WA 98105-4527, (206) 685-3648 v/tty, (206) 685-4045 fax, http://www.washington.edu/doit/