Porterville College

Opening the College Door

Joseph Polizzotto

One-day conference gives insights to parents of children with disabilities

Registration is still open for the upcoming one-day conference, “Opening the College Door: A College Transition Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at Porterville College. This event is free and open to the public.

The transition from school to adulthood is pivotal in the lives of all students. For a student with a disability, the transition from high school to the world of adulthood can seem overwhelming. However, with thoughtful planning, this transition can lead to postsecondary opportunities and meaningful employment.

The keynote speaker will be Joseph Polizzotto, High Tech Specialist and Learning Skills Associate Professor at Taft College. Polizzotto teaches learning skills courses and trains students in assistive technologies. He has over 10 years of teaching experience at post-secondary schools in California and regularly gives presentations and webinars on assistive technology and alternate media.

Joseph is a consultant for Kurzweil Education and Sonocent, two of the leaders in assistive technology. He is also a member of the advisory board for the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California community colleges and currently serves as a co-chair of the access technology interest group for the California Post-secondary Education and Disability (CAPED) professional organization.

This FREE conference will provide information and resources about community college and support services for students with learning and other disabilities. Presentations will focus on using technology to improve executive functioning, increasing campus social connections, the importance of self-advocacy, and planning the transition from high school to college.

Parents, young adults, college faculty, high school teachers and service providers should attend. Registration available at www.portervillecollege.edu/event/opening-college-door.

Porterville College is located at 100 East College Avenue in Porterville. For more information call (559) 791-2200 or visit www.portervillecollege.edu. 


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