ACE helps college-bound students who are blind or have a significant vision loss to explore career options and learn more about college life.
During this two-week summer program, students visit local colleges, meet with college Disability Support Services staff, and learn about assistive technologies, college classes, dorm living, and campus social activities. Through ACE, students can increase their self-advocacy skills, participate in independent living skills training, and learn to ask the right questions when selecting a college.
ACE meets at the DORS Workforce & Technology Center (WTC). Students may commute daily or stay in the WTC dorm during the week.
To be eligible for the ACE program, a student must be eligible for DORS services, have a significant vision impairment, plan to attend college and have a high school record to support this goal. For more information, contact your DORS counselor or apply for services at your nearest DORS Office