PITSTOP Training–Considering College Options for Students with Disabilities

PITSTOP Transition Training

Students with disabilities who are considering college can spend valuable time during their high school years to begin preparing for success.  At this PITSTOP training representatives from Ivy Tech Community College and Ball State University will share information to help students and families prepare for the future.  Summer Black from Ivy Tech will discuss how college and high school differ in terms of academic demands and accessing accommodations for disability.  Larry Markle from Ball State University will share what students can be doing in high school to prepare for success, and how students and families can evaluate which college options may be right for them, including community colleges, four year universities or online college options.

Considering College Options for Students with Disabilities

Saturday, November 10
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Eastern Hancock High School
10320 E. 250 N.
Charlottesville, IN
Cost: no charge

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About the speakers:

Summer Black, M.Ed.,  is the Assistant Director of Disability Support Services at Ivy Tech Community College—Central Indiana.  She has been in this position since 2006 and enjoys the opportunity to educate the community about disability support services in college.  She also has served K-12 schools as both a teacher and school counselor.  Summer can be reached at sblack26@ivytech.edu.

Larry Markle is the director of disability services at Ball State University.  Larry is actively involved with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) in various capacities and is a past president of Indiana AHEAD.  He additionally served as the project director for “Ensuring a Quality Education for Indiana’s Students with Disabilities,” a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education. Larry’s research interests include the transition to higher education for students with disabilities and athletic opportunities for students with disabilities.  Larry can be reached at lmarkle@bsu.edu

This training is funded by a grant from the Hook Drug Foundation.

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