Welcome to Transition into Post-Secondary, TIPS Course. You may currently be a high school student or an adult who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind. If you have decided to take this course, it means you’re probably considering making one of the biggest decisions of your life: to attend post-secondary education!

This course was designed to guide you through the planning required, and to provide you with the information, knowledge and skills that will help you confidently start your journey into post-secondary education, campus life, your practicum experiences and beyond.

Developed by ACE-BC (formally known as PCAS), TIPS is as an extension of workshops that were created in collaboration with Wavefront Centre, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Chapter’s Youth Peer Support Program, The Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, The Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program, along with additional support from Assistive Technology-BC (ATBC) and the Inclusive Campus’ DREAM project. Read more about the Inclusive Campus project, which aims to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce . 

We hope this course helps you begin with developing your action plan as you prepare for your entry into post-secondary education. We are excited to support you as you embark on this new chapter of your education.

We welcome your questions and feedback and we invite you to share them in the evaluation section at the completion of the modules.

While this course is designed to support students who are Deaf, hard of hearing or Deaf-Blind, or with additional disabilities, we recognize that the transition process for all students with disabilities is a significant leap. Many of the fundamental preparations, and skills regarding disclosure and self-advocacy for example, apply to any student who will be planning for accommodations and equitable access for their post-secondary experience. We invite your input and exploration on how this course may be applicable for your program or service! You can reach us at: office@ace-bc.

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