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News Release

May 20, 2003

U of G hosts university prep program for students with learning disabilities

The University of Guelph is hosting a free 10-day preparation program July 4 to 13 for students with a learning disability entering any Ontario university this fall.

Pre-flight is a program designed to help students with learning disabilities develop strategies to succeed in university before classes start in September. Students enrolled in the program live in residence and experience social aspects of campus life.

Program leaders will help students deepen the understanding of their own learning disability and will teach them how to use new adaptive technology. Students will be taught how to develop effective academic strategies to cope with issues related to their disability. By the end of the program, they should have a foundation of skills that will lead to a successful university experience.

Residence and program costs for Pre-flight are covered by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' Learning Opportunities Task Force. To qualify for the program, participants must have a diagnosis of learning disability and be planning to attend an Ontario university in the fall.

Space in the program is limited and students must apply by May 30. For application forms or for more information, call the Centre for Students with Disabilities at U of G, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56208, or visit

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982.

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