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Upcoming DREAM Mentor Monday Sessions for Spring 2017: March 13, 2017 - Disability Disclosure in the Job Search & Workplace

Are you concerned about if, when, and how to disclose your disability in the job search and work place? There is not one right way to disclose your disability, and your own approach may change depending on the situation. But developing your personal plan for how to disclose your disability in the workplace is important as you prepare for internships and career jobs. 

Our guest mentors--Sean Marihugh from Microsoft, Michael Reese from Bellevue College, and Tami Tidwell from DO-IT at the University of Washington--will share their knowledge and experience as college-to-career mentors, employees with disabilities, and employers to help us explore options for disability disclosure. 
 
Mentor Monday online sessions are held the second Monday of most months from 7-8:30 ET. This opportunity is only open to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities, and is limited to 90 registrants (although multiple people can participate with any registrant). 
 
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZBZ8N2F
 
We value your comments and or suggestions - please let us know what you think! You can use the form below or any of the contact information listed. We look forward to hearing from you! 
 
Contact the DREAM Board Coordinator: Kimberly Elmore (kimberly.elmore@ttu.edu
 
Contact the DREAM Advisor: Wendy Harbour (wendy@ahead.org
 
Our mailing address: 
 
DREAM c/o The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) 
107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204 
Huntersville, NC 28078-5870 
 
Phone numbers:•704-707-5886 Voice or Text 
•651-583-7499 VP 
•704-908-1446 Fax 
 
Mission and Goals of DREAM: 
 
DREAM is charged with the mission of advancing the interests of students with disabilities, in post-secondary institutions, and their allies across the United States. DREAM advocates for student rights, increased accessibility, social and policy change, and aims to provide support and mentorship to local campus disability groups and individual students. We hope to empower students with disabilities to work for local and national change, encourage the development of disability culture and peer support, and advance the study of disabilities within academia. 
 
In keeping with the larger cross-disabilities movement, DREAM (Disability Rights, Education Activism and Mentoring) aspires to be as inclusive as possible. Goals include but are not limited to: 
 
1.Developing and maintaining a communications network to promote peer support and the exchange of ideas between students with disabilities in the United States. 
 
2.Collecting and disseminating information on topics of relevance to disabled students. 
 
3.Tracking and responding to local and national disability issues that affect post-secondary institutions and initiating national and local dialogues about issues that are in need of attention. 
 
4.Encouraging and strengthening local campus groups and coalitions. 
 
5.Promoting the participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of campus life and across disciplines. -
 
See more at: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/events/index.php?id=1754#sthash.QR6GUQxZ.dpuf
 



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