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Supported Education for Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions (SMHC) Webinar Series January 19, 2016

 Supported Education for Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions (SMHC) Webinar Series: The majority of college students with serious mental health conditions do not finish school, jeopardizing their long-term employment.

2016 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy January 19, 2016

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2016 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy. The ACI summer leadership training prepares students with autism to create systems change on their college campuses.  Accepted applicants will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training at Gallaudet University from May 28 to June 4, 2016. Participants will acquire valuable skills in community organizing, policy formation, and activism.

January is Mentoring Month January 19, 2016

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2016 AAPD Summer Internship Program January 05, 2016

The AAPD Summer Internship Program places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area.

Updated Greater Washington Internship Coalition Website January 05, 2016

The Greater Washington Internship Coalition (GWIC) has updated their website. The GWIC is a one-stop opportunity for college students and emerging professionals with disabilities to see and receive information on unique internship programs. To check out the website, please go to: http://www.gwicinternships.org/

BroadFutures Summer Internship Opportunity January 05, 2016

BroadFutures is accepting applications for their Summer 2016 Internship Program. To learn more about the program and to apply, please go to: http://broadfututres.org/interns/. 

Call for Presentations at the 2016 Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion and Disability January 05, 2016

 July 2015 was the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; November 2015 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act in Britain; and December 2016 will be the 10th anniversary of the U.N.

US High School Graduation Rate Hits New Record January 05, 2016

U.S. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before, according to data released last week by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs Internship Program January 05, 2016

The summer 2016 Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program is still open for applications until January 12, 2016. The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched its internship program in 2013.  USICD's internship program focuses on U.S. citizen youth with disabilities who intend to pursue careers in international development or foreign affairs.  The summer 2016 internship program will bring a group of talented U.S.

2016 Career Link Mentoring Program December 14, 2015

The USBLN is looking for college and university students and recent college graduates with disabilities, including military veterans with disabilities, who are really motivated and understand the value of building your career networks. STEM majors are in high demand.

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2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

September 24, 2015

While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b