|Two Great New College Planning Links|
Jeffrey Vernooy, Director of the Office of Disability Services at Wright State University, has forwarded two links that are excellent resources for high school students with disabilities who are interested in college. Wright State has a significant population of students with physical disabilities and these two sites are geared toward giving such students a head start in getting prepared for the college experience.
Striving and Thriving, A Guide for College-Bound Students with Disabilities, is a 14-minute video (http://www.wright.edu/students/dis_services/dvd.html) about college and students with disabilities. It can be watched online or downloaded to a CD. It tackles such topics as the transition to college, how college differs from high school and the importance of being able to advocate for one's own needs. The best part is it's real Wright State students who do the talking and teaching.
The other is a Wright State internet broadcast page(http://www.wright.edu/lwd/Starting_Wright_Home.html) for Starting Wright, a program for middle school and early high school students with disabilities and their parents/caregivers to help prepare them for education and careers after high school in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The program explores careers in these fields and presents information that students and parents can use to get ready for 2 or 4 year college experiences and make informed and realistic decisions.
Starting Wright uses internet web broadcasting technology to produce live, interactive programs. Programs are produced on selected weekday evenings so that families can participate together. Minimum requirements are a home computer (PC) with an internet connection. More information on participaing is available at the link.
Thanks to Wright State for jumping ahead of the pack to be proactive in this underserved area!