What You Need to Know: Transitioning to Higher Ed for Students with Disabilities

Getting ready to attend college is daunting for every student and their family. It's like preparing to travel to a new place you’ve never been before. This webinar focused on the differences between available accommodations in Higher Education versus those offered in K-12 settings via IEP's or 504 plans. Learn what types of documentation are required, what to ask when exploring colleges, and how to best locate resources to smooth the way towards that first semester, whether going away for college or attending a school near home.


Alice Wershing is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional who has been providing assistive technology services to individuals with all disabilities for 30 years. Alice is also a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). Alice is a licensed educator with the State of Tennessee in Elementary Education and Special Education and has worked in California and Tennessee. Alice serves as the Technology Specialist for Disability Services at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville TN, providing technology access to students receiving accommodations. She also serves as the East Tennessee Accessibility Specialist for the Tennessee Board of Regents in providing training on accessible instructional materials and technical support. Additionally she serves as Conservator for an adult with multiple disabilities, and is sibling to an adult with high functioning autism.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST
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Dial: 1-866-668-0721
Conference Code: 789 594 8249

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Getting ready to attend college is daunting for every student and their family. It's like preparing to travel to a new place you’ve never been before. In this webinar, Alice Wershing discussed the differences between available accommodations in Higher Education versus those offered in K-12 settings via IEP's or 504 plans.