Join the Striving for Success Through Self-Advocacy Program

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Students with disabilities are invited to participate in a research study about self-advocacy skills this spring semester. This study is designed to help students with disabilities brainstorm solutions for challenges resulting from self-advocacy needs concerning the following topics:

  1. Getting to know yourself and your disability
  2. Understanding your legal rights
  3. Improving your self-advocacy skills in college and future careers

Sessions will take place on Saturdays at 2 p.m. during the Spring 2020 semester for a total of six weeks. Each session will be 90 minutes long. Food and beverages will be provided.

Participants will be asked to complete a survey at the beginning, end, and one-month after the study is over. Students will be paid a total of $45 over the course of the semester upon completion of the surveys.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • Be a college student who is 18 years or older.
  • Have a diagnosed disability OR personally identify as having a disability that impedes your ability to pursue educational or career goals.
  • Have a desire to improve your self-advocacy skills for challenges involving your disability.
  • Not have been a participant in similar self-advocacy workshops conducted in spring 2018.

Listed below are the approximate dates that the counseling group sessions will take place. Please note that these are subject to change if needed.

Session 1: Saturday, February 22

Session 2: Saturday, February 29

Session 3: Saturday, March 7

Session 4: Saturday, March 28

Session 5: Saturday, April 4

Session 6: Saturday, April 11

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please contact Katherine Nieweglowski at 312-567-3936 or knieweg1@iit.edu.