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High school students seeking to head to the next level of education that had an individualized education plan, or IEP, can find support through a program offered a local higher education institution.

Lincoln College's ACCESS Program can 'level the playing field' for those students. That's according to Jessica Hood who leads the program. She explains the program provides individual attention to those students.

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Students will work closely with Hood to learn strategies in note taking or test taking among others. Additionally, Hood indicates students are allowed on campus about a week before school starts, so they are there with 100 athletes adjusting to campus life rather than around 600 students.

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Hood calls the program a great opportunity for students with learning disabilities to be able to get an associates degree and give themselves a chance to further their education. She explains students in the program are very eager to work hard and graduate to move on.

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To learn more about the ACCESS program, contact Hood at Lincoln College by calling 217-735-7335.

The ACCESS program support services are around $2-thousand per year included in the tuition rate. Hood says there is no waiting list for the program, and students can join prior to the school year.

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