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Healthy and Ready for College! (2011)


When students with intellectual disabilities are getting ready to go to college, who will provide healthcare is just one of many issues that families and students may discuss. But when the student has special healthcare needs, the planning needs to be more purposeful. Participating in postsecondary education presents a number of challenges to youth with special healthcare needs. This brief focuses on healthcare transitions and provides strategies that can be used in college and afterward to help young people stay healthy and ready for the future.




ADD/ADHD After High School Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Emotional Disabilities Hearing Impairment High School Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Postsecondary Education Self-Determination Speech/Language Impairment Transition Traumatic Brain Injury