Graduation cap resting on stacks of coins

I Shouldn’t Have to Share My Mental Health Trauma to Get Scholarships for Graduate School

As a disabled person who is set to begin graduate school this fall, I feel a sense of urgency to earn as much scholarship money as possible to keep educational debt in check. With this goal in mind, I have…
Miles speaks to camera from his bedroom. He is wearing a t-shirt with the University of Washington logo on it, which looks like a royal purple capital letter W with a gold border.

Reasonable Accommodations with Miles

In his video, Miles shares why reasonable accommodations are important for students.
A grayscale photo of the author, a white woman with brown hair just above her shoulder, warmly hugging her son, a young white boy with close cropped brown hair.

My Son and I Have the Same Disability, but That Doesn’t Mean We Need the Same Accommodations

I am a mother with invisible disabilities. I have ADHD, dyslexia, Visual Motor Processing Disorder, and an autoimmune disorder. For years, I struggled to find my place because I never quite fit in with the neurotypical world. I never believed…
A pile of books with an apple on top and a cup with multi-colored pencils in it, in front of a chalkboard.

A Disabled Student’s Guide to Earning Teacher of the Year

Ask anyone on the street to recount a story from their school days, and you’ll probably be met with a range of topics from just how terrible cafeteria food is to the time they were bullied incessantly by an archenemy…
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I’m a Disabled Uruguayan Person Who’s Been Accepted to Harvard…but the World’s Education Systems Still Leave People with Disabilities Behind.

Two months ago, I received news that changed my life completely. I learned that I had been accepted to study at Harvard University on a full scholarship. As this news went viral, many seemed to believe my story is…
Lyla stands with her cane in front of a giraffe in the giraffe barn

Giraffes Say, “Habitats for All!”

Lyla introduces her friend Dave the Giraffe from Woodland Park Zoo, and shares how people and animals of all abilities and disabilities need different types of habitats.
Hudson in front of a stuffed eagle and other science equipment

Tortoises Say, “Fun for All!”

Hudson introduces his friend Rivera the Tortoise, and talks about his day at the Zoomazium on Sensory Friendly Friday at Woodland Park Zoo, where people of all abilities and disabilities can have fun.
Julian sits in his power chair and raises his arms against a poster of a hawk's wingspan.

Hawks Say, “Help for All!”

Julian introduces his friend Gunnar the Hawk from Woodland Park Zoo, and shares how people and animals of different abilities and disabilities can do all kinds of things when we get the help we need.
Ellie speaks to camera.

DO-IT 2020 – Ellie

All students deserve to access campus independently, without relying on the kindness of others. Colleges, make your campus accessible!