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Organizations such as the Beaufort County Health Department will be available on Oct. 7 to connect students and the public to services for people with learning, mental, and physical disabilities.

College invites public to Disability Resources & Information Fair on Oct. 7

As part of its celebration of Disability Awareness Week, Beaufort County Community College is hosting a Resources & Information Fair. The fair will offer resources for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and mental illnesses. It will take place in the Boyette Conference Center in Building 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and it is open to the public. Later that night, the college will hold an Open House in the same room from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. featuring all the academic programs of the college for students who want to take advantage of the Beaufort Promise, BCCC’s offer to cover tuition and fees through May of 2023.

This is the first year that BCCC has hosted Disability Awareness Week. The week has featured “Chalk the Walk”, where students write affirming messages on sidewalks across campus; a scavenger hunt to find resources for students with disabilities across campus; and videos from the campus community.

The Resources and Information Fair includes community organizations such as AGAPE Health Services, the Autism Society of NC, Beaufort Area Transit System (BATS), the Beaufort County Health Department, Beaufort County Schools Transition Services, Division of Services for the Blind, Dream Provider Care, Integrated Family Services, NCWorks, Trillium Health Resources, Vidant Behavioral Health, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

The fair will also feature BCCC Departments and groups such as its Admissions, Counseling, Nursing Programs, TRiO Student Support Services, and Gamma Beta Phi.

BCCC welcomes students with disabilities and offers many services to support their education. Right now, through the Beaufort Promise, the college has expanded access to more area residents and wants to help them succeed in their college education by taking advantage of all the resources available to them and creating an atmosphere of inclusion.