Monthly archives: December, 2016

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New courses in DHD this Spring 2017

If your students are looking for a course this Spring, check out the new courses offered in DHD …

The courses below are open to all majors.

DHD 205: Disability, Race, Class and Gender
3:30 – 4:45 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays        Gen Ed Course: Individual and Society
This course invites students to engage in a critical dialogue around disability, race, class and gender through an intersectional and interdisciplinary frame of analysis.

DHD 406: Disability and Work
3:30 – 6:15 pm, Tuesdays
Disability and Work explores the complex relationship between disability and work within the U.S. Student will learn about debates and interventions surrounding the role, ability and capability of people with disabilities to work.

DHD 408: Disability Through the Lifecourse
3:00 – 5:45 pm, Wednesdays
The course analyzes disability issues from a life course perspective. Learn how disability is regulated by a generational system. Explore the experiences and needs of individuals with disabilities in all life stages from birth to death. Evaluate the supports and policies that impact individuals with disabilities and their families over the life course.

DHD 494: Special Topics in Mental Health, Asian Americans, and Community Engagement
3:00 – 5:45 pm, Mondays
In partnership with Chicago’s Asian American communities and using community-engagement methodologies, the course takes an interdisciplinary approach to taboo-related mental health issues facing Asian Americans. Students will be able to talk with, question, and learn from the instructor and community activists about stigma, lived mental health experiences, disparity issues, and micro- and macro-level perspectives.

Also for the first time, DHD 440 has been added to the spring schedule.

DHD 440: Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice
Principles and exemplary practice of assistive technology used by individuals with disabilities, including augmentative communication, seating, mobility, computer access, environmental control, home modifications, and worksite modifications

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you.



Maitha C. Abogado
Academic Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs (M/C 626)
Department of Disability and Human Development
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

1640 West Roosevelt Road
207 Disability, Health and Social Policy Building
Chicago, IL 60608-6904
T (312) 996-1508  |  F (312) 996-1233  | E

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: NACADA Region 5 Conference proposal deadline EXTENDED to December 19th!

The Region 5 Proposal Due Date has been extended.  We look forward to receiving proposals from students, advisors, faculty advisors, administrators from all types of institutions!  Further information and the on-line proposal system is located at:

Join everyone in Chicago, March 15 for a great opportunity to share, learn and network with your colleagues!

Here is the schedule:

Submission Deadline: Dec. 19th
Review Proposal Timeline: Dec. 20th to Jan 9th.
Decision Date: Jan 13th
Presenter Acceptance Date: Jan 20th