ACC conference to help students with disabilities enroll in college

Austin Community College will host an all-day conference for prospective students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested in attending college.

Sponsored by the college’s Skills, Training and Education for Personal Success (STEPS) Program, the Access College Texas Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, at Eastview Campus, Bldg. 8500, Multi-purpose Rm. (3401 Webberville Rd.).

Educators, professionals, and families can learn about programs serving adults and children with disabilities. Topics include transitioning from high school, best practices, college preparation.

Retired NFL offensive guard and host of the ESPN Longhorn Network’s Hook, Line, and Studdard, Kasey Studdard will serve as keynote speaker. Additional guest speakers include Dr. Jean Bahney, AISD interim director of special education, Elizabeth Danner, Secondary Transition Services, Julee Renfroe, East Texas Autism Network, and Sue Morasaka, Houston Community College Vast Academy director. A panel of graduates also will share their college experience.

Early registration is available through Friday, November 6. The cost is $40 for adults and $30.00 for those 17 and under. From Saturday, November 7, through Friday, November 20, registration costs $65 for adults. The cost for children remains $30. Breakfast and lunch are included with admission.

Registration is available online in the ACC Marketplace. For more information contact Mariah Lossing at 512-223-7657 or mlossing@austincc.edu.

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