Community: Participate in DO-IT Programs
The DO-IT community provides students with disabilities with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to prepare for college, succeed in a postsecondary institution, and transition to a career.
There are several ways that you can be involved with DO-IT. For a general overview, read How You Can Engage with DO-IT. Be sure to check out the list below to discover the different ways students with disabilities can participate.
- AccessComputing Team - engage in an online community of peers and professionals, who are interested in computing, as you transition to college, graduate school, and employment. Learn about opportunities for paid internships and research.
Apply to the AccessComputing Team.
- AccessSTEM Team - a team of high school and college students and professionals who are interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Learn about opportunities for paid internships and other work-based experience.
Apply to the AccessSTEM Team.
- DO-IT Pals - an electronic community of students with disabilities and mentors that focuses on achieving academic, career, and personal goals. If you are a teen with a disability that wants to go to college and has Internet access, we would like you to become a Pal! Watch the video DO-IT Pals: An Internet Community.
Apply to be a Pal.
- DO-IT Scholars - a program that prepares high school students with disabilities for college, careers, independent living, and leadership roles in society. The Scholars program includes the popular live-in summer camp at the University of Washington, DO-IT Summer Study. Watch the Scholar Profile videos listed below to learn about other DO-IT Scholars.
Apply to be a Scholar.
Meet DO-IT Participants
- Part of Me, Not All of Me - teens with disabilities share their interests, activities, and other aspects of their lives showing that their disabilities do not define who they are.
- Scholar Profile: Alexandra - a college senior discusses her science major, career goals, and accommodations.
- Scholar Profile: Heidi - a college student with Aspergers syndrome discusses starting a disability club and learning communication skills.
- Scholar Profile: Mack - a high school senior with cerebral palsy talks about the importance of a positive outlook.
- Scholar Profile: Maria - a college freshman discusses her academic interests, accessible technology, and finding the resources she needed to apply to college.
- Scholar Profile: Nathan - a college freshman talks about his hobbies, academic studies, career goals, and accessible technology.
- Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-Determination - hear testimonials from successful youth and adults with disabilities on living successful, self-determined lives.