Accessible College

Accessible College: NEW CMT-Connect Webinar!

by | Aug 12, 2021 | 2 comments

The transition to college is challenging for all students. For students with physical disabilities and/or health conditions, navigating the process and ensuring that needs will be met is essential. HNF is proud to have teamed up with Accessible College to host an informative and interactive webinar this past September. The webinar helps to provide families and individuals with an introduction to the skills and tools needed to ensure a successful transition to and through higher education.

Annie Tulkin is the Founder and Director of Accessible College, as well as an author and public speaker. She is an expert and coach in the area of college transition for students with physical disabilities and health conditions. Annie found her passion for working with students with disabilities when she was the Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Annie discovered that many of the students she worked with had not received transition support to prepare them for the transition to college with a physical disability and/or health condition.

“We understand the unique needs of students with physical disabilities and health conditions and the challenges that may arise as they plan for their transition to college. Because colleges and universities provide varying levels of support and accommodations for students with disabilities and health conditions, Accessible College’s services help to bridge the gaps, empowering students and families to effectively work together to create positive educational experiences for students and support college success.” – Annie Tulkin Founder & Director

Services for Students Include Assistance With:

  • Considerations for college based on healthcare needs
  • College Accommodations
  • Medication management
  • Healthcare management
  • Hiring and managing a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
  • Continuity of care (including transfer of care)
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Disability disclosure
  • Disability documentation review and development
  • Communicating with the college’s Disability Support Office
  • Disability specific questions for college tours and tour debriefs
  • Study skills and time management

Services for Parents Include Assistance With:

  • Understanding the role of the parent in the college accommodations process
  • Identifying your questions for college tours
  • Supporting your student in developing independent living skills
  • Learning the difference between high school and college accommodations
  • Hiring and managing a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

If you are a high school student living with CMT and/or parent of one, you won’t want to miss this valuable presentation and open discussion!

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  1. Shoshana Hauer

    What type of accommodations can you ask for in university and residence.

    Any scholarships available?

    • Dylan Casey

      Universities don’t have that much accommodations available for students with disabilities and they have no idea how to help them. They have not been in my shoes and have no idea what accommodation I need. I had to fight to get my BA degree and they made adjustment of my requirements to get my degree and got it under 2 years. There was many classes were so difficult and impossible to do the work.I had to get instructor to show me how to do the work. It is difficult for me to understand it on my own. So the Dean how to override my grade and curve them.


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