ASD Support Group Starting February 5th

ASD Support Group

When: February 5th & 19th, March 4th & 18th, April 8th & 29th
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Overcash room 250

CPCC Disability Services is starting a support group for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The goal of this group is to give students the opportunity to explore and share what it means to be a college student with Autism.

Topics:

  • The opportunity to share experiences with other students diagnosed with Autism
  • Learn about campus resources and how to access them
  • Have general conversation
  • Social skills training
  • Exploration of how to deal with the challenges of being a college student

Refreshments provided and we will play games!

For more information or to join please contact:
Tashana Kirby-Williams at 704-330-6621 ext. 3475 or Tashana.kirbywilliams@cpcc.edu

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (Summer & Fall deadlines)

Written by Kayla Earley, Lab Facilitator

Need help paying for school? Think it would be nice to pay half-price for assistive technology? Some organizations award scholarships and assistive technology grants specifically to students with disabilities! Check out these examples.

For more information about scholarships offered specifically to students with disabilities, visit https://www.disability.gov/scholarships-specifically-students-disabilities/.

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships Available for Students with Disabilities

A common issue for any studnet is “How do I pay for college?” Students with disabilities are no exception! Fortunately, there are financial resources available specifically for students with disabilities. Affordable Colleges Online has a listing of these resources. Click here to find out what’s out there! Scholarship categories for students with disabilities include Autism/Asperger’s syndrome, blindness, deaf and hard of hearing, learning disability, mental illness, spinal disability, cystic fibrosis, epilepsey, hemophilia/bleeding disorders, and hydrocephalus.

Don’t wait to apply! Most scholarships have deadlines and they are competitive, so act quickly! If you have more questions, please contact the scholarships directly. Your Disability Counselor may also be able to assist you with your questions. Good luck!