For students with special needs, transitioning to college can involve many concerns. To ease some of these apprehensions, Collin College Destination College, in partnership with Accommodations at Collin College for Equal Support Services (ACCESS), will host “Planning Ahead, Getting Ahead: Exploring Transition Options for Students with Disabilities” on April 9 from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano).

This free workshop will provide students, parents and educators with information to help students successfully transition into the college setting, from documentation guidelines to accommodations for specific disabilities, and offers other valuable community services.

Community resources and exhibits will kick off the evening, followed by an overview of services at Collin College and breakout sessions for specific issues, such as autism, physical disabilities and ADHD and learning disabilities.

The workshop will run as follows:

5:45-6:30 p.m. – Exhibits

6:30-7 p.m. – Overview and Refreshments

7-8 p.m. – Breakout Sessions and Exhibits

“Many changes come with moving from the high school to college level,” explained Brooke Ingersoll, Destination College coordinator. “We are excited to offer a workshop with regard to special needs and accommodations.”

Registration for this event is required and must be completed at by April 5. If you need to request special accommodations for this event, please contact Sharon Steele-Blakeman no later than April 3 at or 972-881-5677.


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