Transition Time College Quest Comes to Eastern Virginia

by Dale Pennell, C.A.S.

The first annual College Quest, a one-day conference for college-bound secondary-level students with disabilities and their parents, will be held Saturday, March 20, 2004, from 9:00 A.M. to 2:45 P.M. at the Student Commons Center of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The conference agenda includes an opening session, panel discussions by college students with disabilities and parents whose children with disabilities have attended college, and small-group workshops of interest to students and parents. Workshop topics include:

  • Essential Skills for Academic Success in College
  • Spectrum of Supports in College
  • Self-Determination Skill Development
  • College Searches via the Internet
  • Financial Aid
  • Essential Technology for College
  • Online Classes in College
  • Career Technical Opportunities
  • The Role of the Department of Rehabilitative Servcies in Postsecondar Education

A resource fair will be held throughout the day, and disability support personnel from community and four-year colleges and universities in Virginia will be available. Registration is free and complimentary parking passes will be available for the first 300 participants. Lunch may be purchased from restaurants or vendors near the Student Commons.

College Quest is jointly sponsored by the Training and Technical Assistance Centers of Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William and Mary, the VCU Professional Development Academy at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports, and the Virginia Higher Education Leadership Partnership. For further information, contact:

Katherine Wittig: or Don Finn:

Date: February/March 2004