Successful Transition to College AT, Accommodations and Advocacy
June 1, 2017 –
Presented by Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP and Alyssa Marinaccio
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)
Bedford NH 03110
(603) 206-6800, http://www.seresc.net
Who Should Attend:
Special Educators, Educators, Paraprofessionals, High School & College Students, Parents, Case managers, Curriculum Coordinators, Student Services Coordinator, Special Education Directors, Counselors, Advisors, Disability Services Personnel, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, IT Directors, IT staff, Technology Integrators, Media Specialists, Educational Technology Specialists.
About the Workshop:
Transition from high school to college is a significant and critical time in a student's life and educational career. This informative, hands-on workshop will inform participants of process, strategies, technology and resources to help ensure that the transition is a successful one! Many students (and parents/ educators) are not aware of the various accommodations provided in college and how to access them. Learn about the different assistive technology & supportive accommodation options for students in high school and college. Free and low-cost/ high quality AT options versus paid AT options will be explored, utilized in group activities and demonstrated. Discuss the importance of self-advocacy and awareness skills, communication with professors and instructors, meeting with counselors, confidentiality, questions and paperwork involved. Learn the difference between high school and post-secondary laws for students with disabilities. We will discuss parent involvement and student independence as an adult, as well as parent and student rights in high school versus college. Knowledge on how to seek accommodations in college including: when to start; what to ask for, who to contact, and what documentation colleges require. Learn about the admission process versus the process for registering with the Disabilities Services Office on campus and how to access and use your accommodations. Information regarding the acquisition of accessible versions of textbooks will also be shared (as this differs from the high school process). Assistive technology and app options will be demonstrated and explored hands on including literacy support, math support, note taking support, executive function support (time management, scheduling and reminders, organization, planning), and support for sensory and physical disabilities, using various devices, tools and platforms. Campus wide resources such as math and writing support and specific tutoring & mentoring resources will be shared. Many resources will be shared for participants to refer back to and use immediately.