Changing Perceptions: Making Study Abroad an Accessible Dream for All Students

Date posted: June 18, 2015
Young woman in a wheelchair atop a mountain with more mountains in the background

Insight Into Diversity recently published an article on studying abroad for people with disabilities.  You can read it at the Insight Into Diversity website, or the transcription below. Nonprofit organizations are working together to make study abroad more accessible for underrepresented students and students with disabilities There is often a misconception — compounded by pamphlets and …more about Changing Perceptions: Making Study Abroad an Accessible Dream for All Students


Biology Professor’s Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything

Date posted: June 17, 2015

Check out NPR’s article on a Biology Professor who has made it her life’s work to encourage Deaf students to do anything they want.  You can read the NPR article or the text below. Biology Professor’s Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything To get a really good sense of why Caroline Solomon is …more about Biology Professor’s Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything


An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter College

Date posted: May 28, 2015

Check out this letter from Jane Jarrow, a parent of a student with disabilities, as to the upcoming changes you can expect when your student heads to college.  You can read the original letter or the copy of it below, produced here with Jane’s permission. An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter …more about An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter College


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 CNN’s Article on Time Howard 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. The month was capped off …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.  You can read the article at 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 Team …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