Professional Development

DREAM Mentor Monday Sessions for College Students

The student-led organization Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM) hosts DREAM Mentor Monday sessions for postsecondary students with disabilities on the second Tuesday of most months. Guest mentors for the 2016-17 sessions have presented on topics such as finding mentoring opportunities, exploring self-care strategies, and developing a plan for disability disclosure in the workplace. These flash mentoring sessions begin at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT and run between 60 and 90 minutes to allow time for both a presentation or workshop and interaction between guest mentors and student attendees. Questions are always encouraged!

For the last 2016-17 DREAM Mentor Monday session on April 10th, the co-organizers of #CripTheVote spoke with college students about disability activism and how to participate online. Our guest mentors--Alice Wong, Andrew Pulrang, and Gregg Beratan--started #CripTheVote within the online disability community in late 2015 to encourage discussion of disability issues, amplify Deaf and disabled voices, and get out the disability vote.

Recordings, transcripts, and slides for past DREAM Mentor Monday sessions are available on the DREAM website at http://www.dreamcollegedisability.org/monthly-mentoring-mondays.html:

  • Disability Disclosure in the Job Search & Workplace with Sean Marihugh of Microsoft, Michael Reese of Bellevue College, and Tami Tidwell of DO-IT
  • #DisabilityMentors: Stories from the Front Lines of Career Mentoring with the National Disability Mentoring Coalition Co-Chair and NCIL Youth Transition Fellow
  • Treat Yo’Self: Discovering Self-Care with Becky Fein and Megan Larson of Active Minds
    Becoming Co-Conspirators for Radical Inclusion with Lydia X. Z. Brown
    Disability and Higher Ed 101 with Wendy Harbour, Director of the National Center for College Students with Disabilities
     

If you have ideas about topics or mentors for the 2017-18 season of DREAM Mentor Monday, please email DREAM Coordinaor Kim Elmore at DREAM@ahead.org!

 

Equity & Excellence (AHEAD 2017)

Join AHEAD in Orlando! This year we're celebrating our 40th Annual Conference at The Hilton Orlando, July 17-22. Registration is now open! Find Conference details at: https://www.ahead.org/conferences/2017