DCC to Host College Transition Program for Students with Disabilities

February 28, 2011 – Recognizing that it can be difficult for students with disabilities to make the move from high school to college, Dutchess Community College has joined with others to put together a program to help ease the transition. The free program will be held March 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (The snow date is March 18.)

College With Confidence: Transition to College for Students with Disabilities is a workshop for high school students with IEP/504 plans, their families, guidance counselors, school psychologists, special education teachers, transition coordinators, adult agency staff and others involved in the college process.

Students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education can increase their chances of success by accessing the appropriate support services in college. The Transition program will provide information about what these services are, and how to utilize them.

Sessions will cover the differences between high school and college, and feature students who have overcome various challenges to be successful in college and beyond. Financial aid and academic readiness also will be discussed, and representatives from local colleges including Marist and The Culinary Institute of America will be on hand.

The program will be held in the James and Betty Hall Theatre in Dutchess Hall on DCC’s main campus in Poughkeepsie. The program is free, but registration is necessary. Contact Freya Bomba at (845) 486-4860 , ext. 1101 or Fbomba@acsdny.org.

Transition to College for Students with Disabilities is sponsored by DCC and the Dutchess County Transition Council.