Connecticut College partners with organization to assist area students with disabilities

New London — College Steps is launching a new program for Fall 2019 at Connecticut College to provide supports for young adults living with social, communication or learning challenges.

The program is a unique, individualized and peer-based model for high school transition students interested in a college experience prior to graduation, those exiting high school and students already enrolled in college.

Prospective students, families, school district personnel and advocates interested in learning more are invited to attend public information sessions scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12 at Family Wise Solutions, 4 Broadway Ave. Ext., Mystic. Attendees will learn about specific services offered, including the individualized support model, admissions process and associated costs.

College Steps’ primary goal is to prepare students for meaningful careers and autonomy after graduation from college, placing a strong emphasis on self-advocacy, social competencies, employment and independent living skills. Students work with trained peer mentors who are supported by a full-time, on-site program coordinator at Connecticut College.

The public information sessions are located on the third floor without elevator access. Email admissions@collegesteps.org to confirm attendance or to arrange an individualized meeting.

The priority application deadline for Fall 2019 enrollment with College Steps at Connecticut College is March 1, 2019. Additional information is available at www.CollegeSteps.org.

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