Fall 2022

How to Join Us

Students, including high school students who are interested in attending college, please fill out our Student Interest Form. We will send you info about how to join the seminars. Anyone else who would like to engage with the Network, please get in touch via our Community Interest Form. Questions? Contact us at any time!

Schedule of upcoming seminars and events

  • Wednesday, Oct 5th, 7pm – 8pm, online seminar: Stories of starting college – a chance to commiserate, share lessons learned, and honor the transition!
  • Wednesday, Oct 19th, 7pm – 8pm, online seminar: Dealing with disability stigma – an academic and personal exploration of how stigma operates, and what it means to “cover,” or hide our truth.
  • Sunday, October 23rd, 3pm – 5pm, in-person and online: Social event in the Denver area (details coming soon).
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 7pm – 8pm, online seminar:  Networking for life – how to cultivate and leverage your disability networks to get where you want to go.
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 7pm – 8pm, online seminar: Staying present during stressful times – mindfulness techniques to care for our disabled selves.
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 7pm – 8pm, online seminar: Debrief and planning session (all welcome).
  • Sunday, December 18th, 3pm – 5pm, in-person and online: Social event in the Denver area.

What to expect

  • All seminars are lead by disabled college students or alumni.
  • CDSN is volunteer-run, and our programs are 100% free of charge.
  • We welcome current and prospective college students who identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodivergent, mentally ill, chronically ill… All are welcome! (See our Terminology page for more on how we define disability.)
  • We strive to create a space that is inclusive and brave, and feels respectful and welcoming to participants of every identity and background. Please help us achieve this, and let us know how we are doing.
  • If you would like to attend any of the upcoming seminars or events, complete our Student Interest Form or Community Interest Form, and we will be in touch!
  • Accessibility info: Online seminars take place on Zoom. Your camera does not need to be on. Visual materials such as slides are shared ahead of time in an accessible format, and are verbally described during the session. Auto-captions are turned on. If there is anything else we can do to ensure you can fully participate, don’t hesitate to let us know!

Media

Below is a downloadable flyer with the Fall 2022 schedule. Please note that the PDF version of the flyer is not readable by people who use assistive technology.