TVI Toolbox: Summer Academy, Total Transition to College Experience – Welcome Back Simon Bonenfant and Meet Fellow Student, John Dowling
Blind Abilities presents the TVI Toolbox. Where the collaboration between Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Agencies and the Students themselves help enhance the opportunities for success.
Transitioning from high school to college and the workplace is a major step and the beginning of lifetime goals and aspirations. And Simon Bonenfant and John Dowling just got a sneak peak at what the transitioning to college is all about.
Simon and John share their experience of attending a summer program which included college classes, Blindness skills training, life skills, career exploration. and a STEM based program as well as rock climbing, rope courses and more.
They mention an IOS app called Notebooks That was used for taking notes with the iPad Pro that each Summer Academy attendee was given to use during the 3-week program.
The Summer Academy experience has given Simon and John the confidence in moving forward with their education and the career choice they want to pursue. Join Simon and John with Jeff Thompson from Blind Abilities in this Summer Academy edition of the TVI Toolbox podcast on Blind Abilities.
From the TVI’s to the Agency counselor’s and program specialist, working together along with parents as well, is creating more opportunities and successes for Transition age students.
Sharing experiences through Success Stories, sharing programs that make a positive impact, sharing ideas, findings, upcoming events and the Tools for Success all play a part in making the transition process a natural progression and better understood by all.
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