Elizabeth Hamblet, published author and former Rutgers University learning specialist, is scheduled to speak on Monday, March 14 about preparing students with disabilities for college. “Getting College Right: Preparing Students with Disabilities for the College World” is sponsored by C.H.I.L.D., the Verona Public Schools Department of Special Services, and the Verona High School Guidance Department. The talk will be held at 7 p.m. at Verona High School. The program is free of charge and open to high school students with an I.E.P. or 504 Accommodation Plan and their parents.
Having worked as a learning disabilities specialist at the post-secondary level for over a decade, Ms. Hamblet is uniquely qualified to explain the laws governing access to disability services at the college level and how they differ from those in place for high school students. Her two hour program will focus on students’ responsibility for applying for services, colleges’ rights to approve or deny accommodations students might have had throughout their education, and how the freedom of the college environment may present challenges to students. She will also offer college search/planning tips and suggestions to families.