UWCTDS faculty provide education and training at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education level as well as basic and advanced skills training.
For Academic Credit
Throughout the year there are various academic opportunities for UW students to learn about disabilities and assistive technology. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers disability-related courses, including courses offered through the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science.
UWCTDS faculty also teach courses through the UW Disability Studies Program, that offers:
- Undergraduate individualized studies major in disability studies
- Undergraduate disability studies minor
For Continuing Education or Academic Credit
If you are a consumer, family member, or practicing professional who is not currently pursuing a degree, these courses may count toward fulfilling clock hour requirements, accrue as continuing education credits or simply be a way to expand ones knowledge of assistive technology.
- Summer Institute/Introduction to Technology and Disability (REHAB 496: AT Special Topics in Rehabilitation)
- Medical Aspects of Disability for Rehabilitation Counselors (REHAB 496/516)
- Other courses including Psychosocial Aspects of Disability are occassionally taught
In the past, UWCTDS faculty have also taught online courses through the Washington Education Association and TACE Northwest, including:
- AT for Educators
- Transition to Postsecondary Life
- AT for Rehabilitation Professionals
- Teaching Disability History in Primary and Secondary Schools: An Introduction to Disability Resources and Curricula
- Legal Issues in Serving Students with Special Health Care Needs in the School Setting
- Children with Mental Health Needs in Our Schools: Developments in School-Based Services and Community Collaborations
For Agencies, Organizations and Institutions
UWCTDS also offers customized trainings, consultations, and technical assistance for interested agencies,companies, and institutions that have sizeable groups of employees or associates. For example, we have offered ongoing training about assistive technology for the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Visit the consultation page to request assistance.