Xavier provides college experience for students with disabilities

University partnering with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati | June 27, 2007

Xavier and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati Rendigs Center are again collaborating on the college trial experience program that is geared toward United Cerebral Palsy's CareerNet high school students interested in pursuing post-secondary education after high school. This is the second year of the weeklong program, which provides students with campus-life experiences, pre-college planning, academic readiness and advocacy skills.

Seven students from several area high schools are staying in Buenger Hall from July 9-13. During the day, they attend lectures and discussions with Xavier professors, students and United Cerebral Palsy staff. Topics include how to get the most out of your college professor, campus safety, advocacy groups on campus, preparing for college, study skills assertiveness training and time management.

Those interested in learning more about the program and the experiences of the CareerNet students are invited to attend a reception on Friday, July 13, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., in the Gallagher Student Center.