Special populations, as defined by Perkins IV are:
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children
- Individuals preparing for nontraditional training and employment
- Single parents, including single pregnant women
- Displaced homemakers
- Individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency
Support for special populations is primarily delivered through community/campus resource availability as well as on-campus workshops. Currently, all information is free and includes developed materials, specifically addressed to special populations. Events will be posted under “Announcements” on the CGTC website and sent out to all student/faculty/staff email accounts.
We also have a Lending Library that can assist with textbooks for students that qualify.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Director, Special Populations North Campus
Director, Special Populations South Campus
THE APP THAT GIVES A VOICE TO PEOPLE WITH SPEECH DISORDER
WHO IT HELPS: People with motor, speech and language disorders – including but not limited to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy, stroke, brain damage, autism and Parkinson’s disease.
THE APP THAT GIVES EYES TO THE BLIND
Be My Eyes
WHO IT HELPS: People who are blind or visually impaired.
THE APP WITH NO WORDS THAT SPEAKS TO AUTISTIC CHILDREN
WHO IT HELPS: Children with autism spectrum disorders, Downs syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other speech disabilities.
THE APP THAT PUTS CAPTIONS ON PHONE CALLS
WHO IT HELPS: People who are deaf and hearing impaired.
THE APP THAT IMPROVES EYE CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION
LOOK AT ME
WHO IT HELPS: Autistic children.
THE APP THAT AMPLIFIES SOUNDS
WHO IT HELPS: People with hearing difficulties who don’t use a hearing aid.
THE APP THAT SIMPLIFIES DAILY ROUTINES INTO PICTURES
WHO IT HELPS: Children and adults who benefit from visual support, including those with developmental disabilities such as Autism, attention or auditory processing deficits, learning disabilities, or anxiety.
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It often comes as a surprise to people that many individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing refer to themselves as being members of the Deaf community and ascribe to Deaf culture. These individuals view themselves as a unique cultural and linguistic minority who use sign language as their primary language. The characteristics of Deaf culture are formed out of many shared life experiences rooted in a visual world designed for communication ease.
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Being Impulsive can lead adults with ADD/ADHD to agree to too many projects at work or make too many social engagements. But a jam-packed schedule can leave you feeling overwhelmed, overtired, and affect the quality of your work and study time. Turning things down may improve your ability to accomplish tasks, keep social dates, and live a healthier lifestyle. Check your schedule first before committing to something new.
It’s time for finals… and that fact alone can be overwhelming! Keeping in mind a couple of simple reminders, can help us all get through the endless study hours that find us so easily at a semester’s end. Yes, it is possible to get focused and turn chaos into calm.
Friends are likely to come and go throughout the seasons of your life. Job changes, moving to a new city, and becoming a parent are among the many things that may shift the friendships in your life. The demands of life and a busy career can move friends to the bottom of the priority list at times.
It may be wise however, to re-evaluate the role friends play in your life. If spending quality time with friends isn’t high on your to-do list, it may make sense to schedule a get-together sooner rather than later. After all, friends impact not just the quality of your life, but perhaps even the length of it.
If you were going to advertise on Craigslist for a best friend, what would the ad look like?
Wanted: Best Friend
Prospective candidates will:
Make me feel good about being me.
Affirm my best qualities (especially when I am feeling insecure).
Call out the best in me, and hold me accountable to the best version of myself.
Listen without judging or trying to fix me.
Give me the benefit of the doubt.
Understand me when I am grumpy or having a bad day.
Remember my birthday, favorite foods, music, and art.
Know my story and love me regardless.
Spend time with me, just because they enjoy my company.
Speak well of me when I am not present.
Speak the truth to me when no one else will.
Never shame me, diminish me, or make me feel small.
Become excited about what I am excited about.
Celebrate my wins!
Best friends rock!
What is Veditz?
Veditz is the first mobile, on-demand and live interactive video chat tutoring, interpreting and practice platform for the Deaf and others learning one of the world’s major sign languages regardless of where they are or what device they’re using – PC, Mac, Chromebook, or Apple iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Veditz is currently in private beta. You’ll need a special Group Code (VeditzASL) to sign up at this time, if you have one sign up and create your profile. (The profile setup is free for anyone who wants to use the service!)
This cool website http://Veditz.org that makes it super easy for people to find ASL study partners and then practice online for free. And it also offers paid tutoring and interpreting for dozens of subjects delivered in ASL. If you join students can practice together. You can sign up at http://Veditz.org by using the special group code VeditzASL.
***Any staff members who just want to use Veditz as a resource for those who uses sign language to communicate, DO NOT have to sign in the profile option.