UH to host Transition Symposium for high school students - University of Houston
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July 21, 2022

High school students with disabilities are invited to attend the 2022 University of Houston Transition Symposium next month.

Hosted by the University of Houston’s Dart Student Accessibility Center, the Transition Symposium offers future university students the opportunity to learn about the valuable resources available to people with disabilities, as well as their options at University of Houston System schools.

The Transition Symposium will be held on April 20, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the University of Houston campus. The day’s events are free to high school students and their parents or guardians who wish to attend.

“The Dart Center and University of Houston System value young people with disabilities,” said Kyle Mutz, director of the UH Student Accessibility Center. “At our first-ever Transition Symposium, attendees will be able to experience a welcoming atmosphere where students can learn about accommodations in higher education, services, resources, and opportunities to help them live their best lives. We hope this event will inspire students to dream big and know despite facing challenges anything is possible.”

Those wishing to attend must register online prior to the symposium. Lunch will be provided for attendees.

In addition to presentations where attendees can learn more about university processes and college courses, there will also be an assistive technology presentation and demonstration, as well as breakout sessions addressing accommodations, access and available services in higher education.

There will also be a resource fair featuring UH student services departments and local organizations, including the Texas Workforce Commission, Campus Recreation, Student Health Center, Student Housing and Residential Life, and others.

All schools within the University of Houston System will be in attendance and available to answer questions, as well as community colleges connected to UH.

Following lunch, attendees can either watch or participate in an adaptive athletics event. A campus tour will also be scheduled for attendees interested in seeing the UH campus.