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. 

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  • AccessComputing Team
    High school and college students interested in computing can engage in an online community of peers and professionals, and learn about opportunities for paid internships and research. Apply to the AccessComputing Team today!
  • AccessSTEM Team
    High school and college students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can engage in a community of peers and professionals, attend events, and learn about opportunities for paid internships and other work-based experiences. Apply to the AccessSTEM Team today!
  • DO-IT Pals
    Teens with disabilities who want to go to college can engage in an electronic community of students with disabilities and mentors that focuses on achieving academic, career, and personal goals. For more inormation, watch the video DO-IT Pals: An Internet Community. Apply to be a DO-IT Pal today!
  • DO-IT Scholars
    High school students with disabilities learn how to prepare for college, careers, independent living, and leadership roles in society. The Scholars program includes DO-IT Summer Study, the popular live-in summer camp at the University of Washington. For more information, watch the Scholar profile videos listed below. Apply to be a DO-IT Scholar today! 

Videos: 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
    Alexandra, a college senior, discusses her science major, career goals, and accommodations.
  • Scholar Profile: Heidi
    Heidi, a college student with Asperger syndrome, discusses starting a disability club and learning communication skills.
  • Scholar Profile: Mack
    Mack, a high school senior with cerebral palsy, talks about the importance of a positive outlook.
  • Scholar Profile: Maria
    Maria, a college freshman, discusses her academic interests, accessible technology, and finding the resources she needed to apply to college.
  • Scholar Profile: Nathan
    Nathan, a college freshman, talks about his hobbies, academic studies, career goals, and accessible technology.
  • Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-Determination
    Testimonials from successful youth and adults with disabilities on living successful, self-determined lives.