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Tips for conquering college with IBD

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

by Kimberley Gevint LCSW-R

Welcome to our six-week, six part series on Tips for Conquering College. Our Resilience Team has thought of some of the key things that can help you make the transition from home to college, not only successfully, but with an extraordinary sense of empowerment. Check out the Week One Tip below and make sure to check in each week for another tip. If you haven't joined our mailing list, now is the time. And if you have a few extra moments, take our free assessment so that you can jump into the Trellus Method and start to thrive.

And, as always, let us know if you have any questions.

Living your college life to its fullest can be difficult with a chronic condition like Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis. In this series of articles, we will offer tips on making the college transition process more manageable and getting the most out of your school experience.

The Office of Disabilities will be your starting point. Your accommodations may allow you to have a single room, a private bathroom, extensions on assignments, etc.

Locate the Office of Disabilities at your college and ask them about things that can be implemented for your needs. Each college will be different, so the earlier you get started in understanding what can be offered, the more prepared and equipped you will be.

You can also use the Office of Disabilities to learn more about the campus if it would be helpful to find out, for example, where the IBD-accommodating and regular bathrooms are located throughout. With a condition like IBD, preparing ahead can reduce anxiety and stress we may not even realize we are carrying around! At Trellus, our resilience-based model has been developed around subjects like this! Take your assessment to see how we can help you transition into this next chapter of your life!

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