Peer Assistance for Support and Success (PASS)

The mission of The Office of Accessibility’s Peer Assistance for Support and Success (PASS) program is for students with disabilities to get involved on campus, get connected with campus resources, feel supported, and learn invaluable skills and strategies to ensure, not only academic success, but lifelong success. The program promotes inclusivity through workshops and events each semester.

 

Starting on Monday, 4/5/21 students will be able to schedule one-on-one peer virtual mentor appointments to assist with academic skill building. Areas of focus include: time management, organization, executive functioning (e.g., planning and prioritizing tasks), connecting to campus resources, and communication. To schedule, please email Natalie Martin, OA Office Manager, at access@uakron.edu

 

Interested in seeing previous workshops and additional content from the PASS program?! Visit and subscribe to our YouTube page for the most up-to-date videos.

 

Are you looking for helpful apps to help improve your academic skills? The PASS program has put together a list of 28 apps that help students build academic skills; such as studying, organization, and time management. The features and description of each app are highlighted in the document as well as the areas the app seeks to improve.

External Aid Apps Handout

 

Have you heard of UA’s Pulse App but not sure what it is or how to use it? PASS has put together a how-to guide to walk you through how to use the app. Also, don’t forget to check out the video tutorial on the PASS YouTube page.

 

 

Do you ever find it challenging to communicate your needs effectively with your instructors? If so, consider attending the Spring 2021 PASS virtual workshop, “Communication Strategies for College Students who are Navigating the Accommodations Process,” on Friday, April 23rd from 12:00 to 2:00. This practical and interactive workshop will be presented by the Office of Accessibility and graduate student clinicians from the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Please email Ashley Haas, PASS Coordinator, at ahaas@uakron.edu to register and receive the Microsoft Teams link.