Thrive@NC offers a free five-day transitional program for students this summer
Making the transition from high school to college can be tough for everyone, especially students with disabilities. That’s why Niagara College’s Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services is offering a unique, five-day virtual online transitional program for students with disabilities who are entering postsecondary education at Niagara College in the fall.
The virtual course will run from August 30 to September 3, 2021 from 2 – 5 p.m. daily and is free of charge.
“Making the leap to postsecondary education can be a stressful and emotional time for many students,” said Jay Burdon, associate director, Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services for Niagara College. “This transitional program is designed to provide students with disabilities the tools and skills they will need to be successful throughout their college career and beyond.”
Niagara College has been running its summer transition program for students with disabilities for 14 years and this is the first year the program will run under the name Get set to Thrive@NC.
The program teaches students effective coping skills including motivation, self-care, self-advocacy, healthy relationships and how to build social connections. Students will also be taught important learning skills including time management, note taking, study skills, test taking strategies and organizational skills.
The program also provides participants with an introduction to assistive technology and an orientation to student services at Niagara College including Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC), Financial Aid, the Library & Learning Commons, Peer Wellness Program, Counselling and health services and the Registrar’s Office.
Students interested in taking part in Niagara College’s Thrive@NC transitional program can register by calling 905-735-2211 ext. 7778 or by visiting the Health Wellness & Accessibility webpage.
Registration is now open until August 13, 2021.
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