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Destination College/ACCESS Hosts Transition Seminar

April 2, 2008 - Collin College's Destination College and ACCESS departments will partner to host a second-annual transition seminar for students with disabilities from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano.

Any disability that might impact learning will be covered at the free seminar, "Smooth Sailing: Chart Your Course for the Future - Opportunities for Students with Disabilities."

The seminar will provide students, parents, educators, diagnosticians and any interested community member with information to help students successfully transition from high school into the college setting.

Aside from the seminar, a slew of exhibits will open at 6 p.m. featuring information from the University of Texas-Arlington, University of Texas-Dallas, University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, Social Security Administration, North Central Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services, DART, CCart, Texas Department of Health and Human Services, United Cerebral Palsy and Global Edge Tech Prep.

Information booths will also be present regarding the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), Financial Aid, Career Services, dual credit, technical programs, student life, counseling office, developmental education, disability services, tutoring and more.

Additionally, representatives from the University of Texas-Arlington and the University of North Texas will share information about the transitional differences from high school to universities.

Participants will also learn more about the required documentation guidelines and key differences between secondary 504 modification and post-secondary accommodations.

Sign Language Interpreters and captioning services, along with free LPC credits will be available. Interested participants are encouraged to RSVP to destinationcollege@collin.edu by Friday, April 4 or call 972.377.1772. If special accommodations are needed for this event, contact Sharon Steele-Blakeman at sblakeman@collin.edu or 972.881.5677.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.