UTransition is a series of college preparation workshops for students with any type of disability or chronic health condition. These workshops are intended to promote self-confidence and preparedness and will address topics such as living independently on campus, self advocacy, registering for accommodations, and getting involved on campus. Portions of the workshop will be open to parents who wish to participate. Participants have the option of attending one of two sessions:
Session 1: Saturday, July 20 from 10 AM-6 PM
Session 2: Monday, July 22 through Thursday, July 25 from 6-8:30 PM
Anyone interested in participating should complete this registration form. Questions or requests for more details can be directed to Ashley Wiseman at Ashley@AACIL.org. UTransition will take place at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, located at 3941 Research Park Dr. in Ann Arbor.
Good candidates for UTransition include:
- Incoming first-year students who have identified as a person with a disability or who have registered for accommodations
- Any student who has recently acquired a disability or who has been recently diagnosed
- Students with disabilities who have completed their first year but are struggling to adjust to a college workload and/or social life
- Veterans with disabilities
Going to college is a major adjustment for any student. For many incoming students with disabilities and their families, the transition to college can feel very overwhelming. UTransition is meant to help answer these students’ questions and to empower them as they begin this exciting stage of their lives. We appreciate your efforts to help connect us with your students so they may take advantage of this program.
UTransition Coordinator, Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education