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Events and Workshops

The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services
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Events and Workshops

The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) offers a variety of events both for students registered with AAC/SDS and for the City College community.  Students also have the opportunity to get involved with the Access Futures Club, which is a member organization of the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD).

During the Spring 2016 semester, the following events will be hosted:

Project 25: Socialize, Support, Empower
Meeting weekly on Monday afternoons, room and time to be announced
Project 25 is a support and educational group for students based on their shared experience of having a disability. It will be a safe place for students to socialize, discuss personal narratives and experiences, provide mutual support, develop academic strategies, coping skills, self-care practices, and self-advocacy practices.  Click Here to sign the Group Participation Agreement.
Interested? Questions? Email Gabriela gdemarco@ccny.cuny.edu or Megan mbergert@ccny.cuny.edu.

CCNY CUNY LEADS will be hosting a “LEARN OVER LUNCH WEBINAR SERIES”
This is a three-part series of webinars being conducted at the CUNY School of Professional Studies Office of Career Services. The following webinars will be hosted by the CUNY LEADS Advisor out of the CCNY AccessAbility Center, NAC 1/218.

SHOW ME THE MONEY – APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016  from 12:30 pm – 1:30pm

Gain an understanding of what to consider when applying for scholarships, fellowships and grants.  Learn tips and receive advice about the application process, effective application submission and how to be a competitive applicant. Discover the best tools and resources to help guide you in successfully obtaining the funding to support your education. This webinar will be presented by Kelsey Richardson, SPS career advisor, and Christopher Leydon, SPS student services coordinator.

ROADMAP TO PROFESSIONAL GROWTH – CAREER TRANSITIONS PANEL
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016  from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Acquire knowledge and insight from a group of experienced professionals who have effectively transitioned into new careers. Receive advice on how to build your network, advance your job search, and successfully embark on a new chapter of your career. This panel will be moderated by Shannon Gallo, SPS career services manager.

MAKE THE MOST OF CONNECTIONS – NETWORKING STRATEGIES & LEVERAGING CAREER FAIRS
Tuesday, April 5, 2016  from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Find out helpful strategies about how to prepare for the next job fair you attend.  Discover ways to use networking as a powerful tool for your job search.  Hear about proven techniques for following up and ensuring a winning effort in all your networking and career fair connections.  This webinar will be presented by Shannon Gallo, SPS career services manager.

ReelAbilities Film Festival
Monday, March 14,2016 from 6:00pm-9:30pm
Shepard Hall MCA 291
The AccessAbility Center is hosting a reception, screening a film, and having a panel discussion around the topic of intersectionality and disability. The film to be shown. Margarita, with a Straw, is about funky, joyous, coming-of-age tale. Panel will include the filmmakers and experts in the area of intersectionality and disability. A flyer for the event will be distributed and posted on this Website. For more about the film, please go to http://newyork.reelabilities.org/films/entry/13/

Time Management Workshop
How to Spend More Time Having Fun! Presented by Dwight Kelly
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:30-1:30pm NAC 1/217A Conference Room
We all know that wasting time is bad. But how does one actually go about managing time well and what are the real payoffs? Think more fun and less stress!
This workshop will offer you a series of proven strategies that fellow time-wasters have used to successfully accomplish what they need to, while having more fun and less stress. Come learn strategies, find resources and support other students who are struggling with the same issues you are. Open to all.
 
Assistive Technology (AT) at City College Workshop
Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm NAC 1/217A Assistive Technology Lab

Join us for an exciting CUNY Disability Awareness Month event on Assistive Technology. Come and learn about the latest software versions of assistive technology software and equipment that we offer our students.