"It's All in the Planning!" is for accepted Students with Disabilities and their families to learn more about the support services offered through SUNY Delhi Office of Access and Equity Services. Topics include:
-Learn how your disability impacts your education.
-Learn how to receive the services you will need in college.
-Actively begin developing your personal toolbox.
-Experiment with reading, writing, and studying technology tools.
Choose a session below and confirm your registration today!
Session 1: Monday and Tuesday August 1st and 2nd.
Session 2: Thursday and Friday August 4th and 5th.
Day 1 is 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Day 2 is 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Check in will begin at 9:30 a.m., in the Academic Achievment Center, Second Floor Bush Hall.
-This is a two day program.
-Be sure to book your accommodations in advance.
-Check your student email for additional information regarding the program.
-The program will take place in various locations on campus.
-There will be time to have lunch on your own in town.
-Advanced registration is required.
The 2016 Summer Program Register for the Summer 2016 Transition Program. For additional information please contact the Access and Equity Office. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your own laptop, tablet, and/or smartphone to start building your technology toolbox.
Register for the Summer Transition Program now!
List of accommodations in the area for you to book
Please see below for an additional accommodations in the Delhi area.
THE SHERWOODS INN AT RIVERVIEW
We are pleased to announce the opening of The Sherwoods Inn at Riverview, located at the Riverview townhouses, 87 Sherwood Road. The property features 24 guest rooms within four townhouse-style units. Each includes a shared kitchen, dining room and living room as well six guest bedrooms furnished with queen-sized beds, free cable television and four full guest baths (located adjacent to each guest room). Additional amenities include fully-equipped kitchens, free cable television in each guestroom, washer and dryer, linens, bath towels, bathrobes and slippers. Guests have the option to rent the entire unit (six guestrooms) at a discounted rate of $359 plus tax per night, or per guest room at an incredibly affordable rate of $69 per night plus tax.
Contact Stacey Patch @ 607-832-4770 or Innkeeper@thesherwoodsinn.com for reservations.
See the link below for Riverview Townhouses to view the floor plans and see some photos:
Riverview Townhouses (click here for more information about the townhouses)
It's All In The Planning Conference Evaluation 2016
Congratulations on making the decision to attend college. Be sure to talk early with the disability services provider at any college you are considering attending. This person will be happy to meet with you and help you prepare for a successful transition from high school to college.
At SUNY Delhi, it means you must be your own advocate. Your parents and Resource Room will not be on campus to advocate on your behalf. The Resnick Learning Center will provide some assistance, but in college you will have the primary responsibility to explain your needs and advocate for any assistance you may need.
Remember - you will need the same skills as any other college freshman PLUS the ability to compensate for your disability. You can't do that unless you understand your disability, know how it affects you, and know your own strengths and challenges.
You will decide whether to attend class, do your reading and homework, etc.; no one is checking on you. There is no resource room in college. You must be independent and you are responsible for seeking assistance. If you need help, you will need to ask for it. Therefore, you must be able to explain your needs to others including faculty, tutors, and other service providers.
You will need to develop compensating strategies and to assess your need for accommodations, as well as the effectiveness of specific accommodation strategies. You will need to know what services you need for success.
There is no general accommodation plan that is appropriate for all students or for a particular disability. One student may need different accommodations in different courses. The most appropriate plan provides equal access coupled with consideration of the disability and the documentation, the student's preferences, program and faculty requirements for a particular course, and applicable laws. Note that tutors and personal attendants are not accommodations that a college must provide.
Requested accommodations must be supported by documentation that spells out the disability itself and the need for the requested accommodations.
Merely providing a particular diagnosis, IEP or 504 Plan is, by itself, not sufficient documentation. Common problems with documentation include currency (how recently was the testing done), sufficiency, and qualifications of the examiner. As early as possible, make sure your documentation is sufficient to support the accommodations you will need.
Some students are declassified under IDEA during high school. This does not automatically mean that the student can't be considered as a having a disability at college, however, the appropriateness of declassification should be looked at carefully in light of the transition needs for success in the college environment.
What do colleges see as the most common reasons students with disabilities fail?
-Expectation of support beyond what is available
-Lack of active participation in own learning.
-Low academic skills, especially in writing and reading.
-Lack of awareness of necessary compensating and/or accommodating strategies.
-Not asking for help or using the recommendations of disability support service providers until after failure has already occurred.
Don't become one of those statistics. Your success is dependent on your planning. Get actively involved NOW.
Does this sound daunting? The trick is to start early and be actively involved in your planning for success in both high school and college. Use the resources available to you, including:
-teachers, parents, counselors, psychologists, other students
-print, video, electronic resources
-journals, reflective exercises
If you have an IEP, the law requires, beginning at age 12, that the plan be based on adult education, career, and independent living goals. If you want to go to college, that should be clearly reflected and your annual plan should address your needs for appropriate coursework, understanding of your disability, development of self-advocacy skills, and development of independent living skills. Be involved in the creation of those plans, discuss them with your parents and teachers, and go to the Committee on Special Education meetings.
When considering the strategies and accommodations you will need for success at the postsecondary institution, don't look only to what you have used in the past. What is expected of you in terms of independent reading and writing and the volume of work expected will be much greater in college than it was in high school. Your strategies and appropriate accommodations will probably also need to change. Talk to teachers, parents, siblings, and friends; find out what they had difficulty with in college. Then consider how you will tackle those challenges.
Connect with appropriate adult services agencies, e.g. VESID, CBVH, Learning Disabilities Association. Learn about adaptive technology, both hardware and software, that may help you work independently.
MOST IMPORTANT: you can't make good decisions without good information. So ask questions and find out what you need to know!
The resources linked below are valuable resources to help make the smoothest transition possible.
-Transition to College, Postsecondary Diability Consortium of Central New York
-Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
-Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Diabilities
-Office of Civil Rights: Transition of Students With Disabilities To Postsecondary Education: Keys to Success
Digital reading, writing
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