Student Disability Services
Student Disability Services
The Office of Student Disability Services advises Johns Hopkins students with disabilities on available services, guides you as you register for and request accommodations and assistive technology, acts as a liaison with your instructors, and provides advice and mentoring throughout your matriculation. We work with the university’s central ADA Compliance Officer and comply with federal, state, and local disability regulations throughout our process.
Our office serves full-time graduate and undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, visiting college students in the JHU Summer Programs, and visiting high school students in summer programs sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering.
News & Announcements
Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship
The American Association of People with Disabilities and Rooted in Rights fund and manage the Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship. The 6-month fellowship provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn skills in digital media storytelling, and to prepare the fellows for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy and digital design. The applications are due by September 4, 2018. Learn more about eligibility, requirements and current fellows here. Apply here.
Research on student-run mental health clubs
A new study published on the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry confirm that student-run mental health clubs in American college campuses are on the rise. The research speaks of the positive role these clubs play in increasing awareness of mental-health issues and reducing stigma. Read the full contribution
RespectAbility National Leadership Fellowship
RespectAbility is now accepting application for the Fall cohort of the National Leadership Program. The program is looking for graduate students and recent graduates who are committed to disability and diversity issues and that plan to have careers in policy, nonprofit management, government, fundraising and communication The deadline for application is August, 1 2018. Respectability is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. Persons with disabilities and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, click here.
Careers at Microsoft for Students with Disabilities
Microsoft is organizing an Autism Hiring event August 6-10 dedicated to internships and full-time positions for software engineers. Please send your resume to MSautism@microsoft.com.
An Ability Hiring event for people with disabilities will be held in September. Please send your resume to Dcareers@microsoft.com
To learn more about Microsoft Inclusive Hiring, click here.
A discourse on disability
Graduating senior Emily Dorffer is a Writing Seminars and English major. Emily has cerebral palsy and she has compiled and edited an anthology of short stories by and about people with disabilities.
The anthology aims to help others better understand the challenges of being disabled and to urge people with disabilities to recognize, use, and embrace their distinct voices
Why More Companies Are Eager To Hire People With Autism
Getting a good job is hard, even if you have strong social skills like being able to network and make small talk with potential employers during interviews. But for individuals with autism who often have trouble with basic interactions, getting a foot in the door professionally can be even more daunting. (more…)