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.
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
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.
The LD Resources Foundation grants assistive technology awards to college students with learning disabilities. Awards include Read & Write Gold award, Kurzweil award, Google Chromebook award, and Recognition award. The application deadline is July 15, 2015.
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!