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Dream Big Career Club

First Wednesday of the month  |  4pm CT  |  Virtual on Zoom

December is Cybersecurity and Tech

On Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 4:00pm CDT on Zoom, join us for a live panel with professionals in cybersecurity, IT, and other technology-focused careers to learn more about how they got to this point in their careers and what it’s like to work in the cybersecurity and technology industries.

Career Club is now open to disabled students in middle school, high school, and college, and trade/tech school interested in learning about potential career paths.

November 2023 Newsletter

Our November newsletter is all about the power of our community. There's also updates, resources, and a disability holiday gift guide.

Advancements 23Q4 Series: Creating a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Balancing work and life can be tough if you have a disability, but you're not alone. It's all about empowering you to do well at work and in life. Register at the link. See you there!

Session 1: Friday, October 20th at Noon CDT (Zoom)
Mindful Movement & Breathwork
with Louise Hamlin-Laird | Certified E-RYT Yoga Instructor
Learn stress relief tactics that can be used at your desk or anywhere/anytime you feel overwhelmed!

Session 2: Friday, November 17th at Noon CST (Zoom)
Keeping Work Stress Out of the Home
with Donzell Snipes | Relationship Mentor and Life Coach
Explore effective strategies to leave work-related stress behind, allowing you to be more available for meaningful moments with your loved ones and to truly unwind during your downtime.

Session 3: Friday, December 15th at Noon CST (Zoom)
The Watercooler
Facilitated peer discussion to put your new skills into action and build your network of disabled professional peers

Dream Big Parent Roundtable

Last Wednesday of the month  | 6pm CT  | Virtual on Zoom

November 29: IEPs

Discover the essentials of crafting effective IEPs for your transition-age students (12-21). Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are the foundation of the school experience for students with disabilities. Join us for crucial insights and resources to empower your child's education.


50 Years of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

This #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth we are celebrating 50 years of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This landmark legislation was the first time disabled people had some federal protection from discrimination. Federal workplace protections in Sections 501 and 503 went into effect quickly, but it took years of advocacy, protest, and a 29 day sit-in by disability advocates to get the regulations prohibiting discrimination in any federally funded programs in Section 504 signed into law.

Starkloff Career Academy Advancements

Are you an emerging or senior leader with a disability? Whether you are focusing on a promotion, joining a board, or leveraging civic networks to achieve your next step, Advancements will help you build the leadership skills and strategies to succeed and navigate the unique barriers we face as disabled professionals.

Current Series: Making Connections

Next Session:
The Watercooler: Your Skills in Action
Friday, Sept. 22 at Noon CT on Zoom

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