Local Events & Lectures

Considering College? What to Expect Before You Go
Virtual Program
Wed., May 20, 2020 – 7:00-8:30 PM
Featuring Bree Callahan,
UW ADA/504 Director

For teens, parents and school staff.

Do my accommodations directly transfer from high school to college? Do I have to talk to staff about my disability? What will be different in college for me as person with a disability?

These are just some of the common questions students and families ask of college Disability Services staff as they explore the transition to college. Join Bree Callahan from the UW to learn more about differences in college as a student with a disability, steps to help prepare for a successful transition, and ask all your questions about getting started in a new school system.

Bree Callahan currently serves as the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator for the University of Washington, working across all campuses and UW Medicine. A key role of the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at the UW is to provide: leadership, coordination and oversight of strategic priorities relating to accessibility. Prior to transitioning to this role in October 2018, Bree served as the Director of Disability Resources for Students at the UW. In this role she oversaw an office charged with facilitation of the accommodation process. DRS works annually with 3000+ students with disabilities, 3200+ faculty/academic staff, and 15 academic colleges and professional schools. Overall Bree has seventeen years’ experience in higher education at both two-year and four year institutions within Washington State. She has also served on two WA State Legislative Task Force’s examining barriers in place for students with disabilities transitioning and/or transferring to Washington State higher education institutions.

There will be no charge for this virtual meeting. However, you must register in advance to secure your spot.  Register at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/breec/390766