DS Experience Workshops-Schedule Posted for Spring 2017

4 students sitting around a table in a study session

Students, you’re invited to join Disability Services in a series of workshops to help you with academic success! Our Learning Coach Intern, Dawn Long, will be facilitating the workshops and guest speakers will present a different topic every week. Students who are registered with Disability Services are welcome to attend. Even if you can’t stay for the full 2 hours, that’s OK! Come any time during the 1-3pm time slot.

Here is the workshop presentation schedule:

March 29: Time Management
Presenter: TBD

April 5: Campus Support Services
Presenter: ACA, Library

April 12: Health & Wellness
Presenter: Nykke Ford

April 19: Self-Advocacy
Presenter: Danielle Dosunmu

April 26: Campus Resources
Presenter: Single Stop, Family Resource Center

May 3: Awards
Presenter: Disability Services staff

Please RSVP and email Dawn Long if you are interested in attending!

Students-join us for the DS Experience Workshop on March 22nd!

4 students sitting around a table in a study session

DS Experience Workshop
Wednesday, March 22nd
1-3pm
Central Campus
Terrell Building, room 500

Students, you’re invited to join Disability Services in a workshop to help you with academic success! Our Learning Coach Intern, Dawn Long, will be facilitating the workshop. Students who are registered with Disability Services are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP and email Dawn if you are interested in attending! Hope to see you there!

ADA Scenarios Presentation for Staff and Faculty

DISABILITY SERVICES PRESENTS

ADA SCENARIOS:

HELPING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES EXPLORE SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME BARRIERS

Disability Counselor talking with a student who is using a wheel chair

 

Staff and faculty, please join us for an experiential learning opportunity! Presenters will highlight various disability cases and discuss the outcomes of each. Upon completion learners will increase their knowledge and level of comfort when responding to students with disabilities.

Sign up in Learner Web now to attend for PD credit!

Central Campus               February 9th from 1-2:30pm

Harper Campus                February 21st from 1-2:30pm

Harris Campus                  March 30th from 1-2:30pm

 

NC AHEAD student scholarship for spring 2017. Apply now! Application deadline is Feb. 13!

North Carolina Association on Higher Education and Disability (NC AHEAD) is offering 3 scholarships, which are $500 each for 2017. You must be registered with Disability Services and working with a Disability Counselor in order to apply for the scholarship.

Here is more information about the eligibility criteria from NC AHEAD:

A total of three *scholarships ($500 each) are available—one scholarship will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • an *undergraduate student enrolled in a program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree at a private college or university in North Carolina
  • The Jim Kessler Scholarship” an *undergraduate student enrolled in a program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree at a public college or university in North Carolina
  • a student enrolled in degree or certificate program at a 2-year/community college in North Carolina

*Please note students are only considered eligible if they are seeking a 2 year degree OR their first bachelor’s degree. Second bachelor degree seeking students are not eligible to receive this award.

Criteria for these scholarships include:

  1. Applicant MUST be an undergraduate student with a disability registered with the disability services office on your campus.
  2. Disability Services Provider at your institution MUST be a member of NC AHEAD for the 2016-2017 academic year
  3. Applicants are evaluated based on: a) leadership and service to campus and/or community, b) academic achievement, c) well-articulated goals
  4. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA

(An unofficial transcript is required that verifies the cumulative GPA from the current institution from beginning of matriculation to the Spring 2017 semester)

The applicants must submit a complete package including the following:

  • Completed Scholarship Application (page 3)
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from faculty at College/University and one from another professional from the college/university)
  • One-Two page personal essay including the following:
    • Leadership and service to campus or community
    • Academic achievement
    • Career goals/aspirations

The deadline for the completed scholarship application (including all required documents) is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5p.m. Scholarships packets are to be submitted to Georgieann Bogdan, Awards, Scholarships and Grants Committee Chair at georgieann.bogdan@greensboro.edu or fax to 336-271-6634 by the deadline to be considered for the award.  The 2017 Student Scholarship recipients will be announced at the NC AHEAD Spring Conference.

*Please note: The NC AHEAD Scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition and will not be made available to be applied to books, living and/or other personal expenses.

View the Disability Services Student Resources page of our website to download the application. Also, let your Disability Counselor know if you are planning to apply. Good luck!

Need spring semester accommodations? Contact your Disability Counselor now!

Disability Services office signIt’s that time of year! Time to register for the spring 2017 semester! If you are already approved for accommodations with us, please contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered to request your accommodation forms early. Getting your forms early is one less thing to worry about before the semester starts in January!

Call Disability Services at 704-330-6621 and ask to speak to your Disability Counselor or contact your Disability Counselor directly by email to request your accommodation forms.

Are you new to Disability Services and need to make your initial accommodation request? We accept accommodation requests all year! Read our Guidelines and Procedures handout to learn more about making your initial request. Still have questions? Contact us!

We wish you all the best for final exams and during the holiday season! We look forward to working with you in spring 2017!

The end of the spring semester approaches! That means summer semester starts soon!

Hello students! Finals week is upon us! Disability Services wishes you the best of luck as you take your final exams! If you need to schedule any final exam testing in the Disability Services Testing Center (it must be an approved accommodation) please contact dslab@cpcc.edu to schedule an appointment as soon as possible!

Registration is now open for summer and fall 2016 semesters. If you are approved for accommodations, please contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered. We can now print accommodation forms early so you will be prepared in advance for your classes. If you need to request your forms from your Disability Counselor, call or email them directly. Click here to go to our Contact Us page for contact information.

We look forward to working with you!

Student Success Workshop Series Spring 2016

Counseling Services at CPCC is offering 4 workshops to students to assist with academic success. Workshops are FREE! Here is the schedule:

MIND OVER MATH
Monday, March 21nd,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 3118
Learn strategies to overcome test anxiety and math avoidance and make the most of your study time!

SIMPLE CHANGES BETTER LIVING!
Wednesday, March 23rd, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
Discover how a few simple adjustments can improve your life!

BREATHE & BALANCE: MANAGING STRESS & ANXIETY
Tuesday, April 12th, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
Learn to cope with stress, become more aware of your thoughts, and manage stressful situations.

CONSENT IS SEXY
Wednesday April 27th, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
A forum for women and men to discuss sex and relationships in ways that promote mutual understanding and respect.

 

For questions about upcoming events, contact Angela Bullock at Angela.Bullock@cpcc.edu or 704-330-6381.

 

Students enjoy spring break! Let us if you need accommodation forms!

Scene of a beach with the words Spring Break 2016 written above it.

Congratulations on completing the first half of the spring semester! Now it’s time to relax and regroup during spring break!

If you are taking a short session class after the break and need an accommodation form, please contact your Disability Counselor. We are available during spring break week during normal working hours, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Please call or email your Disability Counselor in advance to request your forms.

If you have not received accommodations from Disability Services in the past and would like to make your first accommodation request at CPCC, please view our website to learn about the procedure for requesting accommodations.

On behalf of Disability Services, stay safe and enjoy the break!

Peer Academic Support Lunch Bunch

When: Every Tuesday at 12-1pm, Starting January 26, 2016
Where: Central Campus, Terrell Room 300
Free lunch provided!

Areas to Explore

Improve focus
Study Skills
Resource Connections
Organization & Life Balance
Coping with Test Anxiety
Learning Stress Management  Techniques
Dealing with Chronic pain while studying
Tutoring Opportunities
Build Peer Relationships
Engage & Connect with other Students
Increase Motivation

Questions? Contact:

Dana Pianowski -The Center for Military Families & Veterans 704-330-2722 x3459
Nora Jones – Disability Services 704-330-2722 x3460

Upcoming Student Resource Day Events for Spring 2016. Look for Disability Services!

It’s the start of a new semester! And CPCC Student Life is hosting Student Resource Day at all the CPCC campuses to showcase Student Services and Student Life at the college. This is a great opportunity to learn what resources are available to students on campus and how to become more involved with the college! Here is the schedule of the Student Resource Day events at the CPCC campuses:

Tina Hardin at Levine Campus Student Resource Day

Harris Tuesday 1/19/16 11am-1pm, Harris 1 lobby

Central Wednesday 1/27/16 10am-1pm, Overcash 2nd floor

Levine Thursday 1/28/16 11:30am-1:30pm, Levine campus

Harper Tuesday 2/2/16 11:30am-1pm, Student lounge

Merancas Thursday 2/4/16 11am-1pm, Claytor building

Cato Wednesday 2/10/16 10am-12pm, Cato I Atrium

Look for the Disability Services information table at these events to learn more about our services! Can’t make it to an event? Check out our website, call, or come visit! Visit our Contact Us page for more information.