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July 26, 2005 > CSUEB launches program to help students with disabilities

CSUEB launches program to help students with disabilities

by Barry Zepel

A new program to help students with disabilities succeed in a university environment and reach their career goals will be launched in fall 2005 by California State University, East Bay, according to Mary Cheng, director of the Student Disability Resource Center.

For those who qualify, Project IMPACT will provide students with disabilities with an individualized menu of specialized services that include training and access to assistive technology software, special coursework, and one-on-one counseling to help them maintain wellness while attending CSUEB.

The university is offering the new services through a $220,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services TRIO program.

"Project IMPACT will serve both first time college students and transfer students from other post-secondary institutions," Cheng said. "Project IMPACT students will continue to receive support services throughout their career at Cal State East Bay."

Students admitted to the university for the fall quarter and who are interested in applying for assistance through Project IMPACT, should contact the Student Disability Resource Center by telephone at (510) 885-3868 or by e-mail at for more information and application materials.

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