UM Hosts Transition Seminar for High School Students with Disabilities

May 29, 2015

MISSOULA – Twenty-two high school students with disabilities will attend a University of Montana seminar designed to facilitate a smooth transition to college July 20-23.

“Movin’ on in Montana,” a collaboration between UM’s Disability Services for Students, the Rural Institute and Montana Vocational Rehabilitation, will bring together high school students from across the state to learn about disability rights, different expectations between high school and college, and how to use academic support. The students also will meet current UM students with disabilities.

The seminar attendees will stay in a residence hall on campus during the four-day seminar and will have the opportunity eat at a dining hall, attend a mock university lecture and other presentations, and explore community activities in Missoula.

“Students expressed in their applications that they are looking forward to learning more about the UM campus and why self-advocacy is so important,” said Bronwyn Troutman, UM Disability Services for Students coordinator. “This program is a great way to show them what their college experience will be like beforehand.”

For more information on the seminar, call Troutman at 406-243-2663 or email

Contact: Bronwyn Troutman, coordinator, UM Disability Services for Students, 406-243-2663,