Education & Training

Disability Services offers a variety of resources including: Education/Training, Consultation, Technical Assistance, and Career Information.  Download Guidelines for Accessible Meetings and Events.

Grants

The Needs Assessment Project: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities for College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities was completed in 2003. Download Executive Summary.

The Marcus Foundation Faculty Education Grant entitled, Taking It to the Next Level: Advancing Awareness and Equity of Medical Trainees with Invisible Disabilities was completed in December 2012. Download Executive Summary.

Education/Training

The education and training offerings focus on a wide range of disability issues. They can also be customized for individual units' needs and concerns. A list of current Disability Services Education/Training offerings follows:

  • Advancing Access for Everyone: Overview of Disability Services at the University of Minnesota
  • Perceptions on Disability: Exploration of the Social Justice Model of Disability
  • Disability Condition-Specific Presentations (e.g., psychiatric disabilities/mental health)
  • Practical Strategies for Effective Communication and Interaction
  • Incorporating Universal Design Principles in the Development, Delivery, and Assessment of Your Instruction
  • Invisible Disabilities and Accommodations in the Workplace: A Guide for Supervisors (jointly with EOAA)
  • HR Keys to Supervision (Orientation for New Supervisors and Managers)
  • HR Supervisory Lab Workshop: Disabilities and Accommodations
  • HR NEO Diversity Drives Discovery
  • Disability Accommodations and Resources: A Demonstration of Adaptive/Assistive Technology
  • New Student Leader Orientation Training

Consultation

Disability Services staff can provide individual consultation on a wide-variety of disability-related issues as they apply to the academic and employment settings. 

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is available on a various areas, e.g., CAPPhysical Access, and Universal Design Resources.

Career Information

For University of Minnesota employment opportunities, http://employment.umn.edu.

Disability Studies Information

Watch for information on Disability Studies program.

Other Resources

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) http://www.ahead.org/