Heading Into the Home Stretch!
With one week left in the semester, we know it’s a busy time of year!
SSD Staff Changes
SSD Testing Coordinator Meg Kareithi accepted another position and is no longer working at SSD. Please be patient with us as we head into finals and stay tuned for more updates as we search for a new Testing Coordinator!
- December 10th: Last Class Day, Last Day to Submit a Medical Withdrawal or use a One Time Exception
- December 11th: 11am-1pm: SSD Closed
- December 24th-January 1st: SSD Closed for Winter Break
SSD Appreciation Awards
SSD would like you to submit nominations for UT faculty or staff who have had a positive impact on your semester! We will recognize nominees with a letter of appreciation and a small desk clock acknowledging their efforts to make campus more accessible and inclusive for students with disabilities. Nominations are due by December 17th. To see a list of past nominees visit our Appreciation Awards page of our website.
Student Organization Survey
The Student Government Disabilities and Inclusion Agency is conducting a survey to better understand the experiences and interactions that individuals with disabilities have had with student organizations across UT’s campus. The Disability Advocacy Training Program Committee hopes to collect your stories to help us create an Advocacy Awareness Program for student organizations promoting inclusion of individuals with all forms of disabilities in organizations on campus. We hope that your experiences will enable us to specifically address the real issues that have occurred in the past, so we can help student organizations understand the best ways to be fully inclusive for all students moving forward.
December 6th: Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Do you have expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and nonprescription drugs? UT Prescription Drug Take Back Day is open to anyone from the UT and greater Austin community. The event is a free, anonymous way for members of the community to safely get rid of potentially dangerous and learn more about substance safety. The effort is meant to prevent pill misuse and theft. Free food while supplies last!
OurCS@UW+AccessComputing is a two-day research-focused workshop April 11-13 in Seattle for undergraduate women with disabilities in computing fields. Students will participate in group research projects designed to inspire participants to consider research careers and learn about faculty and graduate student mentors’ current research. Transportation, housing, and meals will be provided for participants.
For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by Dec 31. Questions? Email Brianna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
SSD maintains a frequently updated list of scholarships, internships, research opportunities. Check them out here!
disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition (DASC)
DASC has a lot of exciting events planned for the remainder of the semester! Check out their calendar of events !
Ready for Finals?
Check out these tips on preparing for exams from the Sanger Learning Center!
We hope the end of your semester wraps up smoothly and you have an enjoyable and restful winter break!