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

CollegePrep 2017

 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

For additional information about the content of this section contact Amanda Fierro at  or 512- 206-9294 

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