Campus: CSU East Bay -- July 1, 2005

CSUEB Launches Program to Help Students with Disabilities Attain Degree, Career Goals

A new program to help students with disabilities succeed in a university environment and reach their career goals will be launched in the fall 2005 quarter 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 Cal State East Bay.

The university is offering the new services through a $220,000 grant awarded to CSUEB 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."

She said that the university "actively welcomes and encourages individuals with disabilities to pursue their education at one of the three Cal State East Bay campuses in Hayward, Concord, and Oakland."

Contact: Mary Cheng, Dir. of Student Disability Resource Center, (510) 885-3868 or, or Barry Zepel, Media Relations Officer, (510) 885-3884

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