Easing the transition to college can be stressful, especially when faced with added challenges. But also it can be exciting and rewarding when you are prepared and plan ahead.
For success and self-sufficiency within your college experience, it's important to find out about what accommodations and resources are available to you. Residential advisors know how to serve all students, including those with disabilities. It's important to know your rights and what responsibilities the college has to all disabled and physically challenged students.
To ease your way into dorm life, it's imperative to develop new skills before entering college. It's a good idea to practice doing laundry, preparing food, managing money, etc. Know how to do these basic skills beforehand will alleviate frustration.
Create a class schedule that allows you plenty of time to get from class to class. Trace your path for familiarity and a less stressful experience. Explore your strengths and difficulties and make a list. Share your disability with your professors and investigate what assistive technology the college can provide to you before you attend your chosen school. http://www.going-to-college.org/campuslife/technology.html
There are many products to assist you in the success of your college experience, helping you become learning independent, self-sufficient and confident. After knowing what technology your college provides depending on your special needs, you can look to MaxiAids to further help you along in finding the right products and tools to help you achieve the learning success you dream of. --Audrey Leonard
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