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Going to College: Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities 2005 (Book)


A college education can open the door to greater participation in the workplace and community. With this urgently needed, research-based book, readers will learn what they can do to make this crucial opportunity available to young people with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals who work in high schools and colleges—including disability service coordinators, guidance counselors, administrators, and general and special educators—will use this important resource to

  •  help students make all of the necessary preparations, including selecting a college, applying, determining eligibility for services, and securing financial aid
  • create welcoming college classrooms through the use of universally designed instructional strategies, assessment methods, and accommodations and supports
  • address the specific needs of students who have psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities and ADHD, and developmental disabilities
  • promote the important concept of self-determination to aid students in their transition to college life and professional life
  • learn students' rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • help students practice for and make the transition to the working world, using resources such as internships, career centers, and business partnerships


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