College fair planned for students with disabilities

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools is inviting students with special needs and their parents or guardians to explore post-secondary opportunities as they transition from the local district.

Students and parents can learn more about opportunities during the GCPS College Fair for Students with Disabilities from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, Suwanee.

During the fair, families can meet with college representatives by visiting college booths from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. College admissions and disability representatives from-year universities, two-year colleges and technical colleges will be there to provide information about how they can meet students' special needs.

In addition, information sessions will be offered from 12:20 to 3 p.m. Participants can learn about special accommodations the schools, what students and parents should be doing to prepare for college, choosing a career path, navigating GACollege411.org and opportunities for financial aid.

The district sponsors the event in conjunction with the Area II Gwinnett County Council of PTAs -- the Parents and Teachers Association unit with membership from schools in Collins Hill, Duluth, Lanier, Mountain View, Norcross, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge.

For more information about the college fair for students with disabilities, call the district's department of special education and psychological services at 678 301-7121.