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2022 – 2023 Prospective Student Sessions

Virtual Admitted and Prospective Student Information Sessions for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

CSD will host virtual admitted and prospective student information sessions in the fall and spring semesters. Sessions will introduce high school students to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at UConn and discuss the differences between high school and college accommodation request and coordination processes. Additionally, information about CSD’s enhanced services program, Beyond Access, will be shared. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to meeting you!

Virtual prospective student information sessions dates/times:

Fall 2022: Prospective Student Sessions
**all sessions will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm**

  • Monday October 10, 2022
  • Tuesday October 25, 2022
  • Friday November 11, 2022
  • Wednesday November 30, 2022

Spring 2023: Prospective/Admitted Student Sessions
**all sessions will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm

  • Monday February 20, 2023
  • Tuesday March 7, 2023
  • Thursday March 23, 2023
  • Friday April 7, 2023
  • Wednesday April 12, 2023
  • Tuesday April 18, 2023

If you are interested in attending one of the above dates email csd@uconn.edu to reserve a space and receive a link to the session.

Neurodiversity Hiring Pilot Program (Mentra)

UConn and CSD recognize the importance of supporting neurodivergent students’ unique needs in their pursuit of internships and post-graduation employment.

We are excited to share a Neurodiversity Employment Pilot Program using a tool called Mentra which you can now use to match with job and internship opportunities at companies that seek and value your neurodiversity!

How does Mentra help you?

  • Mentra’s platform helps you develop a holistic profile of yourself that supplements your resume and better captures your strengths and accommodations needs
  • Mentra automatically matches you with employers educated in neurodiversity inclusion for positions that align with your profile, and sends them your information
  • You can also independently express interest in any roles posted on the platform
  • Mentra provides guidance and mentorship to candidates to ensure job readiness

Please register in TWO places:

  1. The link to register with UConn’s Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation is here.  By registering, you will receive information about this pilot and other neurodiversity employment opportunities.
  2. The link for participating in the pilot program is here.

    UConn’s Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation

    CSD is excited to share information about UConn’s Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation.

    If you identify as neurodivergent (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, other learning differences) and you would like to be informed about employment opportunities specifically targeted at neurodiversity, please consider registering with UConn’s Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation.

    The center publishes a regular newsletter and hosts events to share information about employment for neurodivergent job seekers.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH THE CENTER AND RECEIVE INFO!  You’ll be asked to provide:

    • Your name
    • Your email
    • Your expected/past graduation (mo/yr)
    • Your major
    • Other contact information

    2022 – 2023 Prospective Student Sessions

    Virtual Admitted and Prospective Student Information Sessions for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

    CSD will host virtual admitted and prospective student information sessions in the fall and spring semesters. Sessions will introduce high school students to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at UConn and discuss the differences between high school and college accommodation request and coordination processes. Additionally, information about CSD’s enhanced services program, Beyond Access, will be shared. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to meeting you!

    Virtual prospective student information sessions dates/times:

    Fall 2022: Prospective Student Sessions
    **all sessions will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm**

    • Monday October 10, 2022
    • Tuesday October 25, 2022
    • Friday November 11, 2022
    • Wednesday November 30, 2022

    Spring 2023: Prospective/Admitted Student Sessions
    **all sessions will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm

    • Monday February 20, 2023
    • Tuesday March 7, 2023
    • Thursday March 23, 2023
    • Friday April 7, 2023
    • Wednesday April 12, 2023
    • Tuesday April 18, 2023

    If you are interested in attending one of the above dates email csd@uconn.edu to reserve a space and receive a link to the session.

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    Petersons 20 Great Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities #17 6/1/2019 https://www.petersons.com/blog/20-great-colleges-for-students-with-learning-disabilities/ 

    #ThisIsAmerica

    The Seen and Unseen Realities for People with Disabilities


    Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET

    Zoom Webinar

    Disabilities don’t discriminate. A disability does not care about your age, gender, race, or social status. Disabilities can be physical or mental impairments, or both.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act passed more than 30 years ago. How has America grown since then? What have been the positive and negative impacts on the lives of people with disabilities? Join us for an in-depth discussion on how the disability rights movement is seeking to secure equal opportunities and equal rights for all people with disabilities.

    Please RSVP by Thursday, November 18, 2021.

    Register for the #ThisIsAmerica Event

     

    Featured Panelists: 

    DR. NGOZI J. ADARALEGBE, PH.D.  

    Assistant Professor-in-Residence
    UConn Allied Health Sciences

    BRENDA JO BRUEGGEMANNPH.D
    Professor & Aetna Endowed Chair of Writing
    UConn College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    DR. KELSI CAROLAN, PH.D.
    Assistant Professor
    UConn School of Social Work

    TED KENNEDY, JR. '97 JD
    Attorney
    Epstein, Becker, Green  

     
    This event is sponsored by: 
     
    UConn Alumni  
     
    UConn School of Social Work  
     
    UConn Center for Students with Disabilities  
     
    UConn College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  
     
    UConn African American Cultural Center  
     
    UConn Asian American Cultural Center  
     
    UConn African American Alumni Council  
     
    UConn Office of Diversity & Inclusion