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published on June 23, 2016 - 2:06 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

West Hills College Lemoore is accepting applications for a new free program aimed at helping smooth the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities.


The two-week Access Learn Progress Succeed (ALPS) academy will teach students skills such as time management, how to advocate and how to identify assistive technology that suits their needs.

“Often, students have to navigate the college environment in addition to finding services that will benefit them and help them reach degree completion and this is sometimes difficult for this population,” said Lataria Hall, associate dean of Categorical Programs. “ALPS will increase access to college, reduce barriers once they get here, create a successful transition plan, and increase their opportunity to succeed while being a student.”
 
The cost for attendance is free and lunch will be provided. There are only 20 spots available and the deadline to register is June 30. All students participating will receive a SMART Pen. They will also learn what the WHCL Educational Access and Learning Support program can do for them as a student.
 
To reserve a spot, contact Maria Gonzalez at (559) 925-3244 or mariadelaluzgonzalez@whccd.edu.


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