High School Transition
Transition Programs for Students with Disabilities
DO-IT Scholars Program
Part of the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) initiative offered through the University of Washington, the DO-IT Scholars Program is intended to prepare high school students with disabilities for post-secondary level study and career opportunities.
The program is offered over approximately 10 days in late summer. Students are given a chance to experience life on a university campus. They attend sessions informing them about reasonable accommodations at post-secondary school and in the workplace, adaptive technologies, and career paths and the world of work. More importantly, the program offers students the chance to network with their peers and professionals
Preference is given to high school students in Washington state, but Canadians have been accepted in the past. Preference is also given to applications forwarded by January 10, although students will be accepted
Application forms are available on the Web site. Applications must include: a completed application form; recommendation from a high school teacher or administrator (form available on Web site); a grade report for the past two years; a parent or guardian’s recommendation and consent (form available on Web site). For more information contact: