- We make new friends who have disabilities similar to or different from ours.
- We work together to solve problems.
- Even though we have to work harder than everyone else, we expect to succeed.
- We learn how to socialize with other disabled students.
- We gain confidence in people who have disabilities.
- We learn how to be independent.
- We take fun field trips.
- We get a sense of college life and college pace.
The DO-IT CAREERS/K-12 project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (grant #H324M990010) to encourage the participation of middle and high school students with disabilities in work-based learning programs. As part of this project we created two new videos, one for young people with disabilities and one for parents, teachers, and mentors.
Learn and Earn: Tips for Teens
Students with disabilities show how they benefit from work-based learning experiences.
DO-IT has relocated to south campus at the University of Washington. You'll find us on the ground floor of 3737 Brooklyn Avenue N.E. A special thanks goes to Cascade Sign Company for the donation and installation of the signage for our new space. If you're in the area, stop by and check out DO-IT's new home.
Confused by some of the DO-IT lingo? Here's a dictionary of some of the DO-IT terms.
adaptive (é-dap'tiv) adj. technology (têk-nôl'è-jee) n. Specialized equipment and software that allows people with disabilities to use computers and networks.
DID-IT (did-it) n. Past tense of DO-IT.
Transition to college is not just a challenge for students with disabilities. It is a challenge for parents as well. Below is a sample of some of the advice parents of DO-IT Scholars have given to one another as part of their active discussion list.
A primary role of DO-IT Ambassadors, who are young adults who were once DO-IT Scholars, is to share their experiences and advice with the younger Scholars. As an example, here is advice Ambassadors recently gave via electronic mail to the new Scholars as they prepared to attend their first Summer Study on the University of Washington campus.