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Planning a Successful Transition to University


Planning a Successful Transition to University for Students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or who access Student Success Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6:30 – 8:30pm Virtually through ZOOM

RSVP by email at info@wrfn.info by Friday, November 3


This session is for high school students who have an IEP or who access Student Success services, and who are planning to go to university after high school. Family members, guidance counsellors and others who support high school students are also welcome. Planning for the transition to university starts before high school ends, because when high school ends, so does the IEP. A successful transition to university starts with information and an action plan.


Come to this session to learn about:

-After the IEP: How to request accommodations at university

-Differences between high school and university Students’ experience with receiving accommodations at university

-Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities

-Self-advocacy and changing roles

-Assessing readiness for university

-Planning a successful transition



Presenters include a university student academic accommodations specialist, a university student who is registered for accommodations, a professor, and a parent of a university student with disabilities.

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