College Success For Students With Physical Disabilities

Author: Chris Wise Tiedemann
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ISBN: 9781593638610
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"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.

College Success For Students With Learning Disabilities

Author: Cynthia G. Simpson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593633592
Size: 19.67 MB
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With special secitions addressing ADD/ADHD and Asperger's syndrome, offers learning disabled students strategies and guidance for choosing the right college, preparing for university life, and succeeding in their studies.

College Success For Students With Disabilities

Author: Irene Ingersoll
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476662886
Size: 73.92 MB
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The demanding workload and fast pace of college often overwhelm students. Without access to the right resources, many of the three million U.S. college students with disabilities fail or drop out--at a much higher rate than their peers. This guide helps students, parents, counselors and psychologists find the appropriate resources and accommodations to help students with disabilities successfully transition to college. The author explains Americans with Disabilities Act laws and outlines steps for requesting and implementing college staff, classroom and testing accommodations. Student testimonies are included, advising on which assistive technologies and resources have worked to achieve academic success.

Life After High School

Author: Susan Yellin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003027
Size: 25.28 MB
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*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.

College And Career Success For Students With Learning Disabilities

Author: Roslyn Dolber
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780844244792
Size: 66.12 MB
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This welcome guide helps learning-disabled students tackle all the critical issues of college and career. Tracing the many steps in the college assessment and application process with an eye to the special needs of this group, the book covers finding and gaining admission to the right college, preparing cover letters and resumes, exploring career options through networking and interviewing, evaluating job offers, and more.

College For Students With Disabilities

Author: Pavan John Antony
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501018
Size: 12.69 MB
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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.

Think College

Author: Meg Grigal
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669179
Size: 79.26 MB
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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 Success For Students With Disabilities

Author: Irene Ingersoll
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624054
Size: 28.95 MB
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The demanding workload and fast pace of college often overwhelm students. Without access to the right resources, many of the three million U.S. college students with disabilities fail or drop out—at a much higher rate than their peers. This guide helps students, parents, counselors and psychologists find the appropriate resources and accommodations to help students with disabilities successfully transition to college. The author explains Americans with Disabilities Act laws and outlines steps for requesting and implementing college staff, classroom and testing accommodations. Student testimonies are included, advising on which assistive technologies and resources have worked to achieve academic success.

How Did You Get Here

Author: Thomas Hehir
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612507811
Size: 47.71 MB
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How Did You Get Here? chronicles the educational experiences—from early childhood through college—of sixteen students with disabilities and their paths to personal and academic success at Harvard University.

Going To College

Author: Elizabeth Evans Getzel
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557667427
Size: 49.83 MB
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A successful college education for students with mild disabilities is the goal of this research-based book, which covers everything from college selection and application to classroom supports and accommodations.