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CollPrepUTtour2013smrelSpecial Focus: Preparing for College (primarily grades 11 & 12)

This section is for students who wish to learn about the issues and challenges associated with getting ready for college. Topics include:

  • Learning about services available to visually impaired students and how to obtain them
  • Communicating with and negotiating the complexities of various service agents such as TWC Texas Workforce Commission, University Offices for Students with Disabilities, and Financial Aid
  • Choosing an appropriate college and filling out applications
  • Obtaining assistive technology
  • Discussing worries and concerns regarding college, and learning to find help for unanswered questions
  • Maximizing the college social experience
  • Developing and networking with valuable professional and peer contacts
  • Receiving information, helpful tips and anecdotes from other visually impaired students who are successfully participating in the college experience at this time

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