Did you know there are some incredible resources offered by the University of North Texas's (UNT) College of Health and Public Service, specifically tailored for students with disabilities?
Navigating the college landscape can pose unique challenges for individuals with disabilities. UNT, through its College of Health and Public Service, proudly presents two free college-ready programs tailored to empower students on their academic journey.
College WISE Summer Program: The UNT WISE College WISE Summer Program assists young adults (ages 14-22) with disabilities in cultivating vital skills for post-secondary education. This one-week program, College WISE, immerses participants in the expectations and challenges of community college or a four-year university. With overnight accommodation provided and public transportation for campus and community exploration, this program unlocks the door to the realities of college life.
UNT STEM Summer Program: This program is for those excited about diving into STEM, having a curiosity for these fields is a must! Students should be able to understand basic concepts and follow instructions. This program caters to students with limited or no prior exposure to STEM, kicking off each lesson with foundational concepts. Daily themes will spotlight various STEM subjects, allowing students to engage in hands-on interactive projects with expert guidance.
Why We're Enthusiastic
As advocates for accessible education, we're inspired by UNT's commitment to breaking barriers and building bridges to success for students with disabilities. Join us in celebrating and spreading the word about UNT's dedication to creating an inclusive educational space.
Stay informed, stay empowered!
*If you've had positive experiences with these programs or any other post-high school learning and educational endeavors, we'd love to hear from you! Your insights and stories can inspire and guide others on their educational paths.
How to Apply:
In order to apply for these programs, participants will need to contact their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor through Texas Workforce Solutions (TWS).
The VR Counselor is the point of contact in order to apply for the program. If you/your student does not have a VR Counselor they are currently working with please contact your nearest TWS-VR office by entering your zip code, VR Office Locator.
UNT's programs are funded by TWS-VR, so the earlier you/your student can get connected the better. You can also complete the online VR Self-Referral by clicking on the following link: VR Self-Referral.