A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities

Author: Cynthia Ann Bowman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328329
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Presents information for disabled high-school students and their teachers, discussing academic and social issues, legal rights, the management of educational supports, learning strategies, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Life After High School

Author: Susan Yellin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003027
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
*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 Success for Students with Disabilities

Author: Irene Ingersoll
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476662886
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
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.

7 Steps for Success

Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet
Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children
ISBN: 0865864675
Format: PDF
Download Now
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.

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

Author: Stan F. Shaw
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570168
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
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.

The School Counselor s Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities

Author: Laura E. Marshak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470175796
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Down-to-earth advice for helping students with disabilitiessucceed The School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students withDisabilities offers school counselors a practical guide forhandling the complexities of working with children and youth whohave disabilities. The book is organized to correspond with themyriad responsibilities and roles assumed by school counselors inelementary, middle and high school settings. The authors provideboth seasoned and new school counselors with the insight and toolsthey need to successfully promote the academic, personal, social,and career success of students with disabilities. Presents a wealth of relevant disability-related knowledge anduseful strategies Includes information on the most pertinent legislationpertaining to students with disabilities Offers the most effective counseling interventions for helpingyoung children or adolescents experiencing social exclusion becauseof their disabilities Bonus section contains a wealth of disability-specificinformation with implications and practical applications forcounselors This important book brings together experts in two disciplines,school counseling and special education/disabilities, in order toaddress the practicalities and possibilities of working withstudents with disabilities.

College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities

Author: Chris Wise Tiedemann
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593638610
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
"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
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
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.