Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

Author: Meg Grigal,Joseph Madaus,Lyman Dukes III,Debra Hart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317389158

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 3415

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities provides effective strategies for navigating the transition process from high school into college for students with a wide range of disabilities. As students with disabilities attend two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers and through expanding access opportunities, challenges remain in helping these students and their families prepare for and successfully transition into higher education. Professionals and families supporting transition activities are often unaware of today’s new and rapidly developing options for postsecondary education. This practical guide offers user-friendly resources, including vignettes, research summaries, and hands-on activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom and in the community and that facilitate strong collaboration between schools and families. Preparation issues such as financial aid, applying for college, and other long-term planning areas are addressed in detail. An accompanying student resource section offers materials for high school students with disabilities that secondary educators, counselors, and transition personnel can use to facilitate exploration and planning discussions. Framing higher education as a possible transition goal for all students with disabilities, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities supports the postsecondary interests of more than four million public school students with disabilities.

Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities

Navigating the Transition from High School to Adulthood

Author: Arlyn J. Roffman,Loring Cowles Brinckerhoff,Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375764967

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 6966

A helpful handbook for families with learning disabled teenagers helps parents guide their children in the transition from teenage life to adulthood, with sections on how how to plan for a transition, post-secondary education, vocational training, career preparation, mental health issues, educational benefits, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

A Practical Guide to Transition Planning

Author: Stan F. Shaw,Joseph W. Madaus,Lyman Lee Dukes

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570168

Category: Education

Page: 293

View: 7298

Outlines the challenges people with disabilities face when they enter higher education, and offers practical solutions for helping them develop the academic and social skills that can provide for a healthy transition to college.

7 Steps for Success

High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet

Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children

ISBN: 0865864675

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 7346

The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. But with the proper preparation, students can enjoy success! This practical guide explains how the system for accommodations works, describes students' rights and responsibilities within that system, and employs the voices of seasoned professionals and college students to explain the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college. As a bonus, it also offers answers to questions students with disabilities frequently ask about disclosing their disability in the admissions process.

Life After High School

A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Author: Susan Yellin,Christina Cacioppo Bertsch

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003027

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 4060

*Bronze Medal Winner in the Education / Academic / Teaching Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Education Category * Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities in the USA, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college. Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, they offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. A list of further resources guides students and their families towards additional sources of information and support, and stories of students with disabilities who have made the transition from high school to further education or the workplace are included throughout. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.

Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities

Author: Carol Kochhar-Bryant,Diane S. Bassett,Kristine W. Webb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412952798

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 4209

This comprehensive, practical book provides user-friendly tools for creating transition plans to help students with disabilities successfully put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary environments.

Think College!

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Meg Grigal,Debra Hart

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557669179

Category: Education

Page: 323

View: 7372

As the Higher Education Opportunity Act opens the door to more options and supports, more and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities--and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. A critical resource for education professionals to read and share with families, Think College helps readers understand the three current models for postsecondary education (PSE): inclusive individual supports; substantially separate, noninclusive classes; and hybrid approaches overcome the common challenges and barriers to PSE for students with significant disabilities plan effective, person-centered transition services for high school students as they pursue PSE support students as they manage the practical aspects of a positive PSE experience connect students' PSE experiences directly to employment and their other individual life goals discover how exciting legislation and policy changes will affect future PSE options Throughout the book, vignettes and first-person narratives from students and families underscore the benefits and challenges of PSE, and detailed profiles of real programs illustrate what a wide range of postsecondary options look like. Readers will also get the helpful tools they need to create effective programs and ease students' transition to PSE, including a self-advocacy checklist, a program evaluation tool, sample student schedules, and a college-planning checklist for students and families. With this thorough guide to today's PSE options and tomorrow's possibilities, professionals will help students with intellectual disabilities take full advantage of their educational opportunities--and set the stage for a successful, fulfilling community life. Insights professionals need to help students access college coursework request accommodations work well with faculty set educational goals assess progress develop social relationships evaluate employment opportunities participate in work-based learning experiences secure paid employment and more

College for Students with Disabilities

We Do Belong

Author: Pavan John Antony,Stephen M. Shore

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501018

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 8872

Sharing the personal stories of individuals with disabilities who describe both the challenges and successes of their time in higher education, and with a major section on the findings of broad ranging research into the experiences of such students, the book explores the current situation, what works, and how things can be improved. "You are not college material" or "you don't belong in college" are comments frequently heard by students with disabilities. Despite this, college education is now an expected part of the transition to adulthood for many individuals with disabilities. The book includes practical advice to encourage self-advocacy in students with disabilities, and to support the professionals who are facing the challenges alongside them. Covering cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and much more, this is vital reading for parents, individuals with disabilities, school teachers, college professors, and professionals working with adults with disabilities.

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Tools for Parents

Author: Mary Korpi

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427275

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 6008

When teenagers with special needs transition from school to adult life, both they and their families are faced with many new decisions and challenges. This book provides advice and information to help families prepare for that transition, and make it happen as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Mary Korpi recognizes the impact of this changeover period and emphasises the need for young adults to be included in all decisions and discussions about their future, thereby developing self-advocacy skills. The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines to develop the young adult's essential life skills. The second part provides information on programs and support services, and stresses the importance of devising an effective transition plan to help teenagers explore avenues suited to their personal goals and abilities. This is invaluable reading for families of teenagers with disabilities who are preparing to move on from school life.

College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities

Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience

Author: Chris Wise Tiedemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593638610

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 2695

"College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities" is a college planning guide for students with physical disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Students will learn about their rights under the laws governing education and disability, self-advocacy, choosing a college, how having a physical disability affects admissions testing, the increased responsibilities in college, and how to make sure they get everything they need. The book contains forms, checklists, interviews with other students, advice from college disability services personnel, and profiles of disability-friendly colleges across the United States.

The Strategic Student

Successfully Transitioning from the Military to College Academics

Author: David Cass

Publisher: Uvize, Inc.

ISBN: 0983886326

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 192

View: 7535

This book offers academic strategies to help veterans transition from the structured military environment to the unstructured college environment and become self-reliant, successful students.

The K & W Guide to Colleges for the Learning Disabled

Author: Marybeth Kravets,Imy F. Wax,Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375750434

Category: Education

Page: 697

View: 6048

Evaluates college programs, and includes information on admissions requirements, costs, and housing

Disability as Diversity in Higher Education

Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success

Author: Eunyoung Kim,Katherine C. Aquino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317287703

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 3605

Addressing disability not as a form of student impairment—as it is typically perceived at the postsecondary level—but rather as an important dimension of student diversity and identity, this book explores how disability can be more effectively incorporated into college environments. Chapters propose new perspectives, empirical research, and case studies to provide the necessary foundation for understanding the role of disability within campus climate and integrating students with disabilities into academic and social settings. Contextualizing disability through the lens of intersectionality, Disability as Diversity in Higher Education illustrates how higher education institutions can use policies and practices to enhance inclusion and student success.

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Sarita Freedman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002921

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 3880

Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. This book describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these. She outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD will need, and the skills for which they will need particular help, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance. This book is essential reading for psychologists, special educators, educational therapists, high school teachers/career counselors, and other professionals supporting high school and college students on the autism spectrum. Parents of such students will also benefit from the ideas presented in this book.

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood

Success Beyond the Classroom

Author: Paul Wehman,Marcia Datlow Smith

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557669582

Category: Education

Page: 285

View: 7871

Outlines steps for empowering teens with autism to achieve their full potential, in a work that features forms, skills assessments, employment and postsecondary options, and benefits planning advice.

The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Lorraine E. Wolf,Jane Thierfeld- Brown,Lisa King,G. Ruth Kukiela Bork

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575895

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 8337

Sending a son or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.

Realizing the College Dream with Autism Or Asperger Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Author: Ann Palmer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108011

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 1218

Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college.

Successful Transition Programs

Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Author: John McDonnell,Michael L. Hardman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412993113

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 6490

Addressing the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in middle school, high school, and post-high school programs, Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition is the most relevant text available for teachers and administrators. Authors John McDonnell and Michael L. Hardman take the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship. Key Features and Benefits Covers systematic transition planning, employment preparation, participation in the general education curriculum, instruction in community settings, and preparing students to live as independently as possible Aligns with recommended practice in the field and with federal legislation governing educational and community service programs Contains ecological curriculum models for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities Includes focus review questions, real-life example windows, and point/counterpoint boxes from key researchers on controversial issues to help readers connect the book's concepts with the typical needs of students