Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Alert for USU students: interdisciplinary disability awareness class

Are you a USU student who enjoys hands-on learning, service and exciting new territory? Then IDASL might be for you.

The Interdisciplinary Disability Awareness and Service Learning Program at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University offers university students opportunities from a variety of disciplines to increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities and their families across the lifespan.   
IDASL students listen to a seminar.

Students will participate in seminars and hands on activities with parents of children with disabilities and students or other adults with disabilities. The instructors’ and guest lecturers for the program are from several different fields of study.  

The program goal is to include students from as many colleges and departments on campus as possible to truly make the program interdisciplinary.  

This interdisciplinary focus will greatly benefit them when they begin their professions. The IDASL Program strives to prepare all students for better interaction between those working in the helping professions and people with disabilities and their families.

Currently we are recruiting students for the 2014-2015 school year. There are stipends available for students who will participate both fall and spring semester in the seminar (Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.) and complete additional service learning hours at community agencies that provide activities for children or adults with disabilities.  

Students are not required to register for course credit to receive a stipend. Student must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate student. Learn more at www.idasl.net or call Alma Burgess 435-797-0253.

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