Student Stories: Mock Interviews

November 29 was a momentous day for 4th year students: they completed two mock interviews with professionals from various community businesses. Students prepared for the interviews throughout the fall quarter as part of the Workplace Readiness course curriculum. Preparation included in-class practice answering behavioral questions using STAR (Situation/Task/Action/Result) statements, updating their resumes, and polishing their …more about Student Stories: Mock Interviews



Student Stories: King County Board for Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum

OLS Student talks with representative

When Cathy Murahashi, Family Engagement Coordinator for the Arc of King County, presented to the OLS Citizenship class as a guest speaker, she asked the students if they had any specific questions for her. Joey Wilson was one student that did. After he shared his experience with her, Cathy asked Joey if she could share …more about Student Stories: King County Board for Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum


Student Stories: Environment and Our Community Class Activity

Students currently enrolled in Environment and Our Community with Cyndie-Lea Wang braved the elements on November 20 to visit Goldsmith Neighborhood Park where they observed habitats and took pictures for their final presentations. Even the local fauna were hiding from all the rain, but at least students got to observe the water cycle first hand. …more about Student Stories: Environment and Our Community Class Activity


Student Stories: Where I Am From Poems

Our third and fourth year students composed “Where I Am From” poems as part of their Cultural Awareness course to investigate their own identity and culture before digging into how to be sensitive to others from different cultures in both the workplace and in the community. One of the poems, written by Matthew Rawlings, is below. More poems …more about Student Stories: Where I Am From Poems


Student Stories: Intro to Communications In-Class Activity

Intro To Communitcations Poster

Students in the Introduction to Communications course participated in a small group activity during class time developing a poster explaining the differences between aggressive, nonassertive, passive aggressive, and assertive communication styles. Knowing the difference between the different types of communication styles will help the students better understand the communication process and how to participate effectively. Intro to Communications is one …more about Student Stories: Intro to Communications In-Class Activity


OLS Staff Member Featured in Internship Blog Post

OLS Internship Coordinator Pilar López was recently interviewed in Lyn Miller-Lachmann‘s blog post Working While Autistic: How Internships Can Help. In her post, Lyn illustrates her own struggles with an internship and talks about what programs can do to help make internships more successful for people with autism. Pilar shared how OLS approaches internships to help …more about OLS Staff Member Featured in Internship Blog Post



OLS Alumna Discusses Disclosure

One of our OLS graduates from the class of 2017 was recently interviewed as part of a video with Open Doors for Multicultural Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of diverse families who have loved ones with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. In this video, Ky discusses disclosure, a topic students learn …more about OLS Alumna Discusses Disclosure