On Campus

This is innovative

The Barrie Examiner reports on a program at Georgian College which assists students with academic disabilities to prepare to transition from high school to post-secondary education.

The program, which offers credit, is a lifestyle management course in which students are brought to the campus for two weeks in August. During that two weeks, they live on-campus and have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the college. Most importantly, they get the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the tools they will be using to overcome their disability.

This seems (with the dozens of colleges and universities, It’s guaranteed someone else is doing this) to be an unique program.

I know from my own experience the first few weeks of school are overwhelming. Finding the time to meet with my disability advisor during that period is always a challenge. To be able to do a lot of that work prior to September would be a huge advantage on its own.

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