New Line of Dolls Represent Kids with Disabilities

Date posted: May 19, 2015

“Toy Like Me is a recent Facebook campaign calling for more representation and diversity in the toy industry with their main goal being the production of toys for children with disabilities. The page features submissions from parents who have given makeovers to existing toys to better represent their kids. Makies, a UK dollmaker, responded to the …more about New Line of Dolls Represent Kids with Disabilities

ASN Featured by Bellevue College!

Date posted: March 13, 2015
Wendy Holden, CWU's Director of Student Disability Services, Sara Gardner, BC's ASN Program Director, and Dr. Steven Martel, BC's Counseling Center Program Chair kick off a day of training in Ellensburg. Photo courtesy of Sara Gardner.

Bellevue College autism program to partner with Central Washington University.  Unique program helps students with autism succeed in higher education Bellevue College announced today it will partner with Central Washington University beginning spring quarter, 2015 to bring BC’s successful Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) program to the Ellensburg, Wash. campus. BC created the ASN program in …more about ASN Featured by Bellevue College!

Tim Howard, US Soccer Goalie, Discusses Life and Tourette’s

Date posted: March 4, 2015
Man in a black jersey, lunging to his right to stop a soccer ball from entering the goal.

Tim Howard, goalie for the US Soccer National Team, sits down with CNN to discuss life and Tourette’s.  Check it out!

Lydia Brown Wraps Up Disability Pride Month!

Date posted: December 12, 2014
A brown street sign that reads Disability Pride Parade Way

October was Disability Pride Month here at BC.  Events ranged from technical trainings on accessible documents to the Disability Postcard Project, a collection of postcard-sized art with musings on what disability means.  Below are a few examples but you can check out the full blog of postcards, including image descriptions, here. The month was capped …more about Lydia Brown Wraps Up Disability Pride Month!

Open Letter from a Guide Dog Team at BC

Date posted: October 13, 2014
Susan Gjolmesli and Cajun

DRC Director Susan Gjolmesli was published today in BC’s The Watchdog with an article on understanding guide dog teams and proper etiquette.  Click here to be taken to The Watchdog, or read the transcript below! Open letter from a guide dog team at Bellevue College October 7, 2014 by Susan Gjolmesli On behalf of the DRC …more about Open Letter from a Guide Dog Team at BC

Disability in the Watchdog

Date posted: October 1, 2014

BC’s newspaper, the Watchdog, interviewed DRC Assistant Director AJ Duxbury for their article on the Fall Open House.  The Watchdog also interviewed DRC Director Susan Gjolmesli for their article on Disability Awareness Month.  Check out the Fall Open House article here, the Disability Awareness Month article here or read the transcripts below!     Get involved on campus: …more about Disability in the Watchdog

Counseling Services on Campus

Date posted: September 24, 2014
Left hand side of picture is a gray background with information about Counseling Services. On the right is a picture of 6 people on benches chatting.

Bellevue College’s Counseling Department, located on the second floor in the B-Building, offers free confidential counseling and consultation services for both students and faculty.  Please feel free to contact the front desk at 425.564.2212 if you have any questions.         What counseling services are available for students?  Short-term confidential personal counseling (approximately 6 …more about Counseling Services on Campus

A Successful Open House!

Date posted: September 24, 2014

The DRC hosted a successful Open House on Sept. 17th from 1:30 to 4:30PM.  Students, staff and faculty all enjoyed cake, cookies, refreshments, getting to know the DRC staff and creating postcards for the Disability Postcard Project.  Check out pictures below!  

Celebrate Disability Pride Month with the Disability Postcard Project!

Date posted: September 5, 2014
Cloud background with cutout letters explaining the Disability Postcard Project

See the results here!  All images have descriptions. The disability postcard project aims to show the attitudes and experiences surrounding disability in society through anonymous postcard art.  Submitted postcards will be displayed in the cafeteria during Disability Pride Month the last week of October and uploaded to Tumblr with alternate text for descriptions. Submit your …more about Celebrate Disability Pride Month with the Disability Postcard Project!

The DRC Celebrates the 24th Anniversary of the ADA

Date posted: July 31, 2014
Americans with Disabilities Act 24th Anniversary Celebration on July 24, 2014 from 12 to 2PM in the Gallery, D271

      On July 24, 2014 the Disability Resource Center, with support from Student Services and the Office of Equity and Pluralism, celebrated the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act!  Signed on July 26, 1990, the ADA finally gave people with disabilities their full civil rights – from employment opportunities …more about The DRC Celebrates the 24th Anniversary of the ADA