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The course, “Professional Development and Disability” was created by Paul Hippolitus, Director, Disabled Students Program, University of California, Berkeley.  The course was first taught at Berkeley in the fall of 2011 and should be credited accordingly.

In 2014, the Interwork Institute of San Diego State University, in partnership with PolicyWorks, Inc. was awarded a Signature Employment Grant by the Kessler Foundation to develop the online instructor’s guide to the curriculum in this website.  This course is the core of an innovative university/community model called Bridging the Gap from College to Careers and is designed to help college students with disabilities transition from college to careers.

The course and the online guide are free to be used in the development of course content for students with disabilities and other  groups of individuals with disabilities with credit given to the University of California, Berkeley and to San Diego State University.  Any other publication or use of these materials requires the written permission of the author, Paul Hippolitus.


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Site Description

Welcome to the Interwork Institute’s C2C Website. This website is the home of “Professional Development and Disability” online instructor’s guide. The course is a key component of the Bridging the Gap from College to Career Transition Program grant project funded by the Kessler Foundation. The course was created at University of California at Berkeley by Paul Hippolitus and  is the centerpiece of a university/community model which also includes internships, peer and career mentoring, and placement assistance.

The curriculum displayed on this site features 17 lessons complete with video starter and video presentations by experts in both professional development and disability skills. PowerPoint presentations are offered to support the instructor’s classroom course delivery and supplemental resources are available to customize the course presentation.