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Launching a College Transition Program: Improving Student Connection to Disability Services Launching a College Transition Program: Improving Student Connection to Disability Services

Your Presenters Liz Carpenter Amy Clark Pamela Spallacci Access Coordinators Center for Excellence in Your Presenters Liz Carpenter Amy Clark Pamela Spallacci Access Coordinators Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning University of Rochester, NY

Main Goals of UR Transition Pilot ● Promote an environment that eases the transition Main Goals of UR Transition Pilot ● Promote an environment that eases the transition experience for students with disabilities ● Bring students and families together with college services to cultivate supportive relationships ● Establish an early connection to disability services and timely initiation of accommodations

Creation of the UR Transition Pilot • Investigation • Finding Funding • Finding Allies Creation of the UR Transition Pilot • Investigation • Finding Funding • Finding Allies • Forming the Team • Proposal Process • Marketing

Investigation • UConn Practicum • Certification in Postsecondary Disability Services • AHEAD Conference • Investigation • UConn Practicum • Certification in Postsecondary Disability Services • AHEAD Conference • Current Program Models • DSSHE-Listserv • Journal Articles • Statistics & Trends • Interest Survey of Current Students and Families

 • Supervisory Buy-In • Campus Climate • Hierarchy Finding Allies • Power, Politics • Supervisory Buy-In • Campus Climate • Hierarchy Finding Allies • Power, Politics & “Turf” • Discover potential partners • Find areas of expertise • Build Relationships

Steps in the Proposal Process Directors’ Meeting • Convey rationale • Gain Consensus Proposal Steps in the Proposal Process Directors’ Meeting • Convey rationale • Gain Consensus Proposal to Dean • Reference research, trends & your campus’ experience • Include measurable goals & learning outcomes • Project Budget • Persistence? Retention?

Finding Funding • Low cost options • Soliciting Co-sponsors • Should you charge? • Finding Funding • Low cost options • Soliciting Co-sponsors • Should you charge? • Explore Grants? Projected Expenses • Mentor stipends • Handout Materials • AV/Tech • Room Reservations • Furniture/Properties • Catering

Forming the Team • Collaborative Effort • Access Coordinators • CETL Study Skills Consultants Forming the Team • Collaborative Effort • Access Coordinators • CETL Study Skills Consultants • Peer Mentors • Parent & Family Relations • Health Services • Counseling Center • Faculty

 • Create Graphic Identity/Logo • @Rochester newsletter • Student Outreach Routine • Email • Create Graphic Identity/Logo • @Rochester newsletter • Student Outreach Routine • Email & Phone • Admissions Counselors • Orientation & Advising Staff • Health & Counseling Offices • CETL Website • FAQs & Application Form Marketing How we attracted students

Peer Mentors Selection process Training Long term benefits Peer Mentors Selection process Training Long term benefits

Student Workshop Sessions ● Policies and procedures for accommodations ● Knowing resources on campus Student Workshop Sessions ● Policies and procedures for accommodations ● Knowing resources on campus ● Orientation and access to campus ● Self-advocacy Skills ● Study Skills

Including Parents • Parents are in transition, too. • Provide information and help ease Including Parents • Parents are in transition, too. • Provide information and help ease minds • Providing support from a distance

Parent Workshop Sessions ● Communicate the differences between accommodations in high school vs. college Parent Workshop Sessions ● Communicate the differences between accommodations in high school vs. college ● Help parents gain a better understanding of their student’s experience and support services ● Inform parents about how they can encourage self advocacy and shift their own role

Program Schedule Program Schedule

Pilot Program • 14 students • About 25% of freshmen who identified • Representative Pilot Program • 14 students • About 25% of freshmen who identified • Representative of our student population • Most students were not local • 22 parents • All students except one had a parent in attendance • 4 peer mentors • One senior, one junior, and two sophomores

Post-Program Outcomes Post-Program Outcomes

“I found it very important that I know where I can find (CETL Disability “I found it very important that I know where I can find (CETL Disability Services) and utilize them as well as maintaining strong study skills. It was also great to find I can come down to CETL if I need help at any time during the semester…”

“It’s comforting to know where things are before I need them. Now I don’t “It’s comforting to know where things are before I need them. Now I don’t have to worry about figuring out where I need to go for problems, I can just go. ”

Lessons Learned • Rooms conducive to conversation • Shorter sessions • More hands on Lessons Learned • Rooms conducive to conversation • Shorter sessions • More hands on and engaging activities • Interactive sessions and sharing experiences for parents • Closing session with everyone to summarize “By the time we got to the Blackboard online course management system my brain was fried. I didn’t get much out of it. ”

Transition Program on Your campus? • What barriers might you face on your campus? Transition Program on Your campus? • What barriers might you face on your campus? • What assets do you have? • Who might be your allies?

Questions? elizabeth. carpenter@rochester. edu amy. clark@rochester. edu pamela. spallacci@rochester. edu Drop Box? Send us Questions? elizabeth. [email protected] edu amy. [email protected] edu pamela. [email protected] edu Drop Box? Send us your email www. dropbox. com