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Tennessee Tech University's Office of Disability Services starts its 2014 brown bag series on Tuesday, April 15. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays starting at 11 a.m. in RUC 342.

All sessions are open to students, faculty, and administration. Lunch is not provided but attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and sit-in.

The topics of the sessions are:

April 15: How does this work and who qualifies? Participants will hear an introduction to qualifying for disability related accommodations or adjustments at Tennessee Tech. What documents are required for receiving services? Are students ever turned down for services? This session will cover the accommodation process from start to finish. The session will be led by Chester Goad, director of disability services, and Kim Ochsenbein, assistant director.  

April 22: Learning and technology. This session will focus on technology and learning, specifically assistive and adaptive technologies available through the Office of Disability Services. Participants will learn about Kurzweil, JAWS, LiveScribe pens and other very useful technologies. This session will be led by Disability Coordinator Ed Beason.

April 29: Success and less stress for students through academic coaching. The office is helping raise student GPAs and keeping students in college. ODS Academic Coach Laura Horton will discuss academic coaching as a viable and effective support for increasing retention, student success, and confidence. She will also explain how other departments can start academic coaching programs to help more students.

For more information, contact Lisa Brown at the Office of Disability Services at lbrown@tntech.edu. 

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