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There are so many ways to get involved with Starkloff Disability Institute!

SDI hosts education events, community celebrations, professional conferences, speakers, and more. We would love to have you join us at one of our next events:

Upcoming Events

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Access U Workshops for College Students with Disabilities Date: Feb. 22 Location: Virtual on Zoom

Are you a disabled college student looking for career development support? Are you interested in building fellowship with like-minded peers? Access U has got you covered. Register below for a link and invitation to all of the events Access U is hosting this semester.

Next workshop:
Tips from Advocates: Building Disability Community on Campus
Learn from people who successfully built disability social networks and organizations at their colleges.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Noon – 1:00pm CDT on Zoom

Dream Big Parent Roundtable Date: Every fourth Wednesday of the month during the school year Location: Virtual on Zoom

Resources for parents of high school students with disabilities to be their kids’ best ally in their successful transition to independent adults

Next Parent Roundtable:
Vocational Rehabilitation: State Services and Resources (Missouri and Illinois)

Navigating the options after high school for your disabled teen can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! Join us for our next Dream Big Parent Roundtable to discuss what resources and supports are available through the state Vocational Rehabilitation offices (AKA: VocRehab or VR).

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6:00 – 7:00pm CDT on Zoom

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Dream Big Career Club Date: Every first Wednesday of the month during the school year Location: Virtually on Zoom

After-school career exploration for transition-aged students with disabilities (ages 14-21)

Next Career Club: STEM Careers
Join us to talk with professionals about who have careers in science, technology, engineering, or math, to learn about what they do at work and how they got into this field. Discover if these careers might be the right fit for you!

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
4:00 – 5:00pm CDT on Zoom

Dream Big Career Camp Info Session Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Location: Virtually on Zoom

For the first time we are welcoming 6-8th grade students for a week of Dream Big Camp! Virtual and in-person options are available again in weeks 1-3 for high school students and early college students (ages 14-21). Students with disabilities will connect with companies eager to welcome them when they launch their careers and develop skills to thrive as independent, disabled adults. Learn more from the Dream Big Team and current families at an information session on February 9, March 7, or April 12.

Next session:
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
6:30 – 7:30pm CDT on Zoom

SDI’s 20th Birthday Bash! Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Location: The Four Seasons

A party 20 years in the making

We’re so excited to celebrate our 20th birthday! And the party is just getting started…

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