Socially Connecting During COVID-19 in College

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person campus involvement for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities across the nation has been greatly impacted.  Now more than ever, it is important for these college students with disabilities to stay engaged socially and be provided inclusive recreational opportunities.  The Higher EDucation for All pilot postsecondary program has been partnering with the STEP UP to Leadership student organization to promote engagement.  Applications such as Discord and Zoom are used as a means for providing socialization and various recreational events while promoting inclusion. This presentation will review the use of these platforms including a live demonstrations.     

Date: 
Nov 12, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Zoom
Presenter(s): 
Alyssa Danielle Parks, LMSW, and Scott Mullins, LMSW, both Transition Specialists at Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)
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