Alvernia College (PA) welcomed high school juniors and seniors who qualify for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services to attend immersive summer Transition Weeks, coordinated by the college’s Office of Accessibility Services and the Reading Youth Initiative. Students were guided through seminars and activities focused on the transition to college and higher ed success. Parents and guardians were also invited.
Topics covered during two Transition Weeks included how to disclose disability and accessibility accommodations, ways to build inclusive environments, how to develop skills through clubs and activities, exploring career and academic programs, and more. Participants also took part in an escape room activity, a trip to Hersheypark and goat yoga. Undergraduate students familiar with accommodations who also maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher served as counselors.
And, once the programs were over, 84% of attendees said they’d be applying to college and 15% said they were already accepted or enrolled in college.
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