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UAlbany Helps Prepare Students with Disabilities to Transition to College

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

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UAlbany is co-sponsoring the 2010 "Recipe for College Success" student conference on March 23.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 19, 2010) -- The University at Albany is co-sponsoring the 2010 “Recipe for College Success” student conference, designed to prepare students with disabilities to transition to college. In its fifth year, the conference has grown from 50 high school students to more than 400 expected participants this year. Nearly 30 public schools will be represented at the event, which will feature workshops on college admissions, assistive technology, parent issues, and the differences between high school and college.

The conference is co-sponsored by Albany City High School, Capital Region BOCES, the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Questar III BOCES, and the New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Conference: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote session: 10 a.m. includes panel of current and former area college students with disabilities

Where: Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, N.Y.

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Distinguished Professor James Acker, Collins Fellow
UAlbany Faculty

Nearly 30 years ago, James Acker left a thriving law practice in North Carolina to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in academia at the University at Albany.

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