From my very first moment on Stanford’s campus, I knew without any doubt that here, I would be enabled, encouraged and empowered to thrive. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s opening words at Admit Weekend about diversity, inclusion and the co-dependent nature of these two abstract ideals filled me with immense joy as I looked ahead to my…
While the lack of a permanent community center has come to the forefront of the student-led push for increased attention to the disability community, the everyday challenges students with disabilities face are less visible.
This article is the second in a mini-series examining how the challenges and concerns of on-campus housing affect student lifestyle and well-being at Stanford.
Students who qualify for medical draw are able to apply for early housing assignment, before the regular draw begins.
Once a week, early enough that the sun has barely risen, a small group gathers outside Green Library for an hour or so and chats. Seated around a table at Coupa Cafe, they discuss typical Stanford things: what classes to avoid, what grad schools to apply for, what articles they’ve been reading.
Students shared experiences and answered questions about disability and respect at the Associated Students of Stanford University Executive’s “Ask Me About My Disability,” hoping to promote the value of accepting all identities.
The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) has launched its search for a full-time Learning Strategist, a new staff position designed to address the particular needs of students with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This new position is meant to streamline OAE’s services, but has been met with skepticism from some students and staff.
To the Editor: Accessibility and inclusion for all Stanford community members with disabilities is of the utmost importance to the Diversity and Access Office (D&A). Regrettably, the office was not given the opportunity to contribute to the November 7th article “Making Stanford Accessible.” In response D&A would like to remind the Stanford community of its…