Navigating the University with Special Needs
This course focuses on helping students with special needs get acquainted with the university. These needs might include autism, hearing or vision loss, mobility impairments, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, chronic physical health problems, mental health issues and more. Going to college is a big adjustment for any student, but it presents an additional burden for students with disabilities because they need to acclimate to a new environment while coping with special needs. This course is designed to acclimate students to the university and community services at their disposal such as services offered by Student Disability Services, as well as other campus services and amenities like advising, tutoring, career counseling, student organizations, and more. The course will also teach advocacy skills for students, most of whom are not used to having to ask for accommodations.