Empowerment and Success
Empowerment and Individual Success Strategies
College life poses different challenges for students with disabilities. When students enroll in college, they are considered responsible adults by faculty and staff. The expectations are that they will assume responsibility for meeting class and college requirements.
This added responsibility is coupled with a change in environment for many students. Whereas the high school was a very structured environment with a set schedule, college schedules can vary dramatically. For the first time many students may have considerable time between classes and frequently do not use this time wisely. Students must enforce their own attendance policies and prepare to realize personal consequences if hey choose not to attend class.
Although services will be available through the DRC an office specializing in services for students with disabilities, students will be responsible for seeking these services and supports. Good communication skills and knowledge about oneself become crucial to success in college.
This chapter of the handbook is perhaps the shortest and at the same time the most important. It takes only a little time to understand the concepts, need for and importance of personal, access, and study skills and strategies to success in College but a great deal more time and effort to actually develop those skills. This chapter provides basic information on the development of
INDEPENDENT ACCESS STRATEGIES (ACESS TECHNOLOGY)
STUDY SKILLS and TIME MANAGEMENT
The Disability Resource Center through a combination of resources, Individual instruction, seminars and workshops will assist disabled individuals acquire these important skills.
Individual Instruction/ Seminars/ Workshops
The Disability Resource Center, through a variety of methods (lectures, seminars, individual instruction), assists disabled individuals in developing skills and traits that will greatly enhance their independence and likelihood for success.