Opportunities! Seattle Central College Fall 2016

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Dear Student,

You are receiving this correspondence from the Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) Disability Support Services in partnership with the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center. The purpose is to inform you about many opportunities that are available. We invite you to review these opportunities and participate in activities that interest you.

On page two, you will find information about AccessSTEM CAREERS activities, a disability disclosure workshop, and career preparation events. Page three has information about AccessSTEM’s scholarship website and the National Center for Women in Information Technology. Page four has information about student services, the Student Veteran Association, the SCC Learning Support Network, the Disability Support Services, and DO-IT.

SCCC and DO-IT staff wish you a successful and enjoyable college experience.


Al Souma
Counselor, Disability Support Services
Seattle Central Community College
1701 Broadway Rm BE1112
Seattle, WA 98122

Sheryl Burgstahler
Founder and Director, DO-IT
University of Washington, Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842

Join Projects for Students Pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Fields

Funded by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and National Science Foundation, the AccessSTEM CAREERS and AccessComputing projects are recruiting students in STEM fields such as the sciences, math, computing, engineering, psychology and many other social science disciplines.
Career Building, Networking, and Events - Learn about careers, resumes, job fairs, and networking.
Mentoring - Get support from other students, faculty, staff, and professionals.
Free USB Flash Drive - Given to new AccessSTEM CAREERS students. Get yours today!

For more information about AccessSTEM CAREERS and AccessComputing, contact Tami Tidwell at 206-685-3648 (voice/TTY) or tamitha@uw.edu.

AccessSTEM CAREERS Activities and Other College Events

To request disability-related accommodations for events on the Seattle Central campus, please contact the DSS office by email.  

Disability Disclosure Workshop

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Thursday, October 6th, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Career Center, Seattle Central College

Developing a plan for when, if, and how to disclose your disability in the workplace is important as you look at and prepare for internships and career jobs. You will leave the workshop with a better idea of your disclosure options and rights as an employee with a disability. Please contact Tami Tidwell at tamitha@uw.edu or 206-616-7850 (direct), 206-685-3648 (TTY) with any questions or accommodation requests.

Networking and Pizza Gathering

Friday, October 14th, 6:00 – 8:30pm
HUB 334, University of Washington

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Join DO-IT for our networking event at the University of Washington. Get to know your fellow participants over pizza! RSVP by emailing Tami Tidwell at tamitha@uw.edu or 206-616-7850 (direct), 206-685-3648 (TTY).

Lives Worth Living Film Screening

Wednesday, October 19th, 12:00 – 1:00pm
1110, Seattle Central College

Lives Worth Living is both a historical documentary about the Disability Rights Movement and a biography about one man’s struggle to survive. Charismatic leaders of the movement narrate the story of a long, hard, and successful drive for civil rights—a drive that brought together a once fragmented population into a powerful coalition that created some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in our nation’s history.

Autistics Present: A Symposium on Autistic Culture, Identity, and Transitions

Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00 – 4:00pm
​N201, Bellevue College

Whether you are a student, job seeker, family member, educator, or other professional, you will benefit from attending this one- of-a-kind conference! Every presenter at this dynamic conference is autistic, and will bring their in-depth knowledge—gleaned not only from personal experience, but from research, education, and years of professional experience working with others. Find out more and register at http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/autismspectrumnavigators/about/program/.

(In) Visible: Disability Art Show

Reception, Wednesday, October 26th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
M. Rosa Hunter Gallery, Seattle Central College

This exhibit featuring art based around disability opens on October 25th and runs through November 17th.

Disability in the Media Presentation

Thursday, October 27th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Library, Seattle Central College

This presentation will focus on how disability is represented in the media. We will discuss what representation means, define disability, and identify common stereotypes portrayed in movies, television, books, comics, and more, using an intersectional approach to define ableism and other forms of oppression.



National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)

NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing fields has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population. NCWIT partners with the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Google, and a number of other organizations. The program helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action. Visit the NCWIT website to see the many resources, campaigns, and events that are intended to increase the representation of women in computing and technology fields.

College Funding Strategies

Learn more about funding college with the brochure College Funding for Students with Disabilities, which includes information on federal and state aid, scholarships, and other resources. Read online at www.uw.edu/doit/college-funding-students-disabilities.

DO-IT also hosts a webpage dedicated to finding scholarships for students with disabilities. This page shares information about each scholarship, including eligibility, deadline, and a link to apply. Visit this page at www.uw.edu/doit/resources/scholarships.


Follow DO-IT on Facebook & Twitter!

Join our DO-IT Friends group on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay in touch!
Facebook: ow.ly/hYm50
Twitter: @doituw

Presidential Proclamation — National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2016

“Americans with disabilities are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen — including the right to dignity and respect in the workplace. Too often in our Nation’s history, individuals with disabilities have been eager to work but could not find a job, facing red tape, discrimination, or employers who assumed that disabled meant unable and refused to hire them. This month, we recognize the significant progress our country has made for those living with disabilities, and we honor the lasting contributions and diverse skills they bring to our workforce....

“This year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme focuses on the importance of inclusion, especially when it comes to business, opportunity, and innovation. When we diversify our workforce we create opportunities for growth and improvement — not just for those with disabilities, but for everyone. This month, let us continue striving to forge a future where workplaces are more inclusive and where employees are more accepted for who they are. And because we know that our country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, let us keep working to ensure no one is left behind or unable to pursue their dreams because of a disability.

“Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2016 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. I urge all Americans to embrace the talents and skills that individuals with disabilities bring to our workplaces and communities and to promote the right to equal employment opportunity for all people.”

-Barack Obama

SCC Disability Support Services

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: BE1112, Seattle Central College
Phone 206-934-4183 (voice/TTY)

The role of the Disability Support Services Office (DSS) is to provide accommodations to persons with documented disabilities. DSS offers consultation to faculty, staff, and classified employees of the college for the purpose of designing accommodations that provide equal access to all. This is carried out within the overall goals and mission of Seattle Central College, Seattle Community College District’s Policy, and Procedure 387: Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. For more information, visit the DSS website.

Student Veterans Association

This student run organization focuses on the needs of student veterans, creating a support network that helps ease the transition from soldier to student. The organization runs A Lounge for Veterans in North Plaza Room 126E right next to the SAM Building. For information, visit the organization’s website at https://www.sites.google.com/site/svasccc/ or contact Lori Miller at loriann.miller@seattlecolleges.edu.

SCC Learning Support Network

The Learning Support Network provides high quality academic support to Seattle Central’s diverse student population in order to improve comprehension, increase competency, instill confidence, and promote success. This includes their Science and Math Learning Center; Math Path for students in Math 081, 084, 085, 091, 092, or 098; and a 24/7 online tutoring system.
For more information, visit seattlecentral.edu/learningsupportnetwork/.


About this Publication

This newsletter is published by DO-IT for SCC students. An online version is available at www.uw.edu/doit/opportunities-seattle-central- college-fall-2016. To be notified of future events, submit program inquiries, or make newsletter content suggestions, contact Tami Tidwell at tamitha@uw.edu.

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DO-IT University of Washington Sheryl Burgstahler, Founder and Director Scott Bellman, Program Manager Tami Tidwell, Project Coordinator Debra Zawada, Project Coordinator Box 354842, Seattle, WA 98195-4842 206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY) doit@uw.edu, www.uw.edu/doit/


This material is based on work supported by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Award # #HRD-0227995 and National Science Foundation Grant #HRD-0833504. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.

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