Preparing for College

7 Steps for Success – Council of Exceptional Children book – focuses on ensuring successful transition from high school to college for students with disabilities (includes a Transition Portfolio Checklist)

ADA-IDEA-504 Chart

Big Future – Resources from College Board

Career and Technical Education information – U.S. Department of Education

Famous People with Learning Disabilities – A Webquest – developed by Adam King

Going to College:  a Resource for Teens with Disabilities – information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center – online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities

How College Benefits Us: Students with Intellectual Disabilities Speak Out

compiled by Maria Paiewonsky

Staff from the Institute for Community Inclusion, at the University of Massachusetts Boston, asked 50 students with intellectual disabilities who have participated in inclusive college experiences to share how they perceive they have benefited from attending college. Below are some of their comments on six different aspects of college life.

How students with disabilities can prepare for college – DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities,
Internetworking, and Technology) University of Washington

Making the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities – Checklist from National Center on Learning Disabilities

Mapping Your Future –prepare for college, pay for college, explore careers

Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial – DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) University of Washington

Preparing for Postsecondary Education National Center on Secondary Education and Transition Institute on Community Integration

University of Minnesota

Resources for students and parents – Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Student Transitional Guide to College – National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)
Transitioning to College:  Important Concepts, Principles and Timelines – By Edward A. Martinelli, Jr., Ph.D., Utah Valley Universitym Director, Accessibility Services


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