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Transitioning to independence: why Marymount Manhattan College has replaced peer notes with AT
Starting college is an exciting time for new students, but it can come with challenges too. Students have to learn to become independent adults both in their studies and other areas of life.

For students with disabilities, this transition can be particularly difficult to navigate. At school they may have been used to dedicated, 1:1 support, which in most cases can’t be replicated in higher education.

As starting college is such a vital step in the development of independent learning skills, it’s also important that, where possible, students don’t continue to rely on others to carry out tasks such as note taking for them.

It’s for this reason that Marymount Manhattan College have made the decision to move away from peer notetakers in favour of assistive technology as their preferred note-taking accommodation.

In our upcoming free webinar, Lindsay Green (Assistant Director of Disability Services and Academic Access) will explore how Marymount Manhattan College encourage independence among their students both in the transition period and through the whole academic year.

Learning objectives:
- Explore the challenges facing students with disabilities during the transition to college
- Understand how assistive technology can help students become more independent learners
- Learn how Marymount Manhattan College have successfully implemented Soncent as their main note-taking accommodation


There will be a live Q&A session following the presentation allowing viewers to share their experiences and advice.


Not free on August 27th? Don’t worry! If you sign up you’ll be sent a recording of the webinar after it is broadcast.

Aug 27, 2019 03:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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