February 5, 2010

Grant to Help Students with Disabilities

Disability Services Coordinator Susan Trist and a WNC student discuss techniques to manage his…
Disability Services Coordinator Susan Trist and a WNC student discuss techniques to manage his class schedule.

Western Nevada College Disability Support Services and partners from three other colleges are recipients of a $114,994 grant from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program. The funds will help develop a course that educates college faculty and staff about resources and materials that help students with learning disabilities succeed in the classroom, and ultimately on the job.

Disability Support Services Coordinator Susan Trist explains, " The goal of the project is to increase the number of students with learning disabilities pursuing and graduating from technological programs. By educating our faculty and staff about the resources available to support students who struggle, we can improve the success rate when these students enter the work force."

The grant is a collaborative effort between WNC, Landmark College of Vermont, Lone Star College of Texas and the Community College of Allegheny, Pa. WNC's involvement includes helping with research and collection information about student needs, writing course content, and providing instructors to participate in the course.

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