Internship Toolkit for Students with Disabilities in Technical Programs

Status: Ongoing Projects
Year: 2022-2023

Students with disabilities can face unique challenges during clinical internships, which are essential components of their programs. The goal of this project is to facilitate the internship experiences of students with disabilities enrolled in Dawson College health-related, social service and community recreational leadership programs. To accomplish this we will conduct a literature review, form an Advisory Board, and interview key stakeholders. Based on the information gathered from these sources, we will identify a series of recommendations concerning successful techniques and strategies for students with different functional limitations. These recommendations, along with case examples of best practices, will be developed and disseminated as key components of our toolkit.

This project is funded by Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ).

List of resources: What is already out there:

1) Documentary about educating nursing students with disabilities – Open the Door, Get ‘Em a Locker –

Informative videos informed by results of the study

1) How to use text-to-speech on an iPhone

2) Inclusive Internships – Cut to the Chase

3) A Pocketful of Tech for Internships