Disability inclusivity isn’t solely related to academic accommodations.  Co-curricular  activities are an important part of what we do, promoting access  and student voice. Have something you’d like to see or do? Let us know!

Ice Cream Social hosted by Disability Services

Stop by outside the Campus Center to grab ice cream and meet Disability Services Staff on Thursday, May 27 at 1pm while supplies last.  We’ll have food allergy friendly, dairy-free and vegan options available

Radical MacACCESS

Please check out Radical MacACCES website with more information on upcoming events.

Disability Services VirtualGATHER

Are you a student who identifies as having a disability and would like to get to know others, have a voice in programming, activism, community connections and even having a bit of fun?

Join us on Zoom!  All are welcome!

Next Gather:  Monday, March 8, 4-5PM:  

Join us on Monday, March 8, 4-5 PM, Disability Services VirtualGATHER: Space for students who identify as disabled and allies/advocates to process, discuss issues related to police violence and community activism. VirtualGATHER meetings are auto-captioned and have shared transcripts/notes, but if additional accessibility is needed, please contact disabilityservices@macalester.edu.  

Accommodations in the Workplace

Thursday, March 4 from 6-7PM

Join Alumni, Jennifer Koehler discuss how to navigate receiving accommodations in the workplace after Macalester.  Melissa Fletcher will be sharing details of legal aspects of employment, and a small panel of Macalester alumni will be sharing their experiences too.  Hope to see you on Zoom!

Documentary Screening and Discussion of “I Am Greta”

January 28 from 7-9:30PM

Macalester Sustainability and Disability Services will be showing the documentary, I Am Greta.  The documentary follows Great Thunberg, a teenage climate activist from Eastern Europe on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world’s environmental problems.  Screening from 7-9pm and discussion starting at 9pm.  Zoom Link

Disability IN: NextGen Mentoring Program:  Deadline December 15

NextGen Leaders are college students and recent graduates with disabilities who have demonstrated talent and leadership in the STEM, finance and business fields.NextGen Leaders collaborate with Corporate Partners to prepare for employment through mentorship, networking and recruiting opportunities.

Next Gen Leader Information and Application 

Managing ADD/ADHD Group Coaching Sessions

Wednesday, Feb 10 and 17, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Facilitated by expert ADD/ADHD therapist Ken Traen, LICSW
Free to all students
Register Here to receive the Zoom Link

This group is intended for:

  • People recently diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
  • People with ADD/ADHD looking for additional coping strategies

*Sponsored by Disability Services and Hamre Center for Health and Wellness

Scavenger Hunt October 12-18, 2020:

 Get to know our campus by exploring physical access at Macalester or explore virtually disability websites.  Check out details to participate in campus related access and beyond.  Maccess Scavenger Hunt Instructions.  

Documentary Screening – Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution – Tuesday, October 27

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a 2020 American documentary film. Join us for the screening of the film on zoom (link) Tuesday, October 27 from 6-8PM and discussion 8-8:30PM.  Crip Camp is a story about what happens when a group of teens with disabilities discovers a place where instead of facing stigma, they are treated as whole people. Their meeting eventually leads to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The movie captions will be on during the screening and automatic real-time transcript will be provided for the discussion, if you need a live captioner please email at disabilityservices@macalester.edu.

Workforce Recruitment Program

WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent job. Registration closes Wednesday, October 15.  Consider learning more about this program through two virtual workshops:

 Wednesday, September 30 at 5PM

Thursday, October 1 at 12PM.

This event is co-sponsored by Disability Services and Career Exploration. Question contact Mary Emanuelson, Career Exploration Assistant Director, by emailing her at emanuelson@macalester.edu.