A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities

Author: Cynthia Ann Bowman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328329
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

College Success for Students with Disabilities

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

Disability Matters

Author: Paul T. Jaeger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897899093
Format: PDF
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All educators must be aware of their legal and professional responsibilities to students with disabilities, and this book educates general education majors about disability, the history of disability laws, and the social implications of both the conditions and the laws.

Life After High School

Author: Susan Yellin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003027
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

7 Steps for Success

Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet
Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children
ISBN: 0865864675
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The School Counselor s Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities

Author: Laura E. Marshak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470175796
Format: PDF
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Down–to–earth advice for helping students with disabilities succeed The School Counselor′s Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities offers school counselors a practical guide for handling the complexities of working with children and youth who have disabilities. The book is organized to correspond with the myriad responsibilities and roles assumed by school counselors in elementary, middle and high school settings. The authors provide both seasoned and new school counselors with the insight and tools they need to successfully promote the academic, personal, social, and career success of students with disabilities. Presents a wealth of relevant disability–related knowledge and useful strategies Includes information on the most pertinent legislation pertaining to students with disabilities Offers the most effective counseling interventions for helping young children or adolescents experiencing social exclusion because of their disabilities Bonus section contains a wealth of disability–specific information with implications and practical applications for counselors This important book brings together experts in two disciplines, school counseling and special education/disabilities, in order to address the practicalities and possibilities of working with students with disabilities.

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

Author: Stan F. Shaw
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570168
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

Author: Meg Grigal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317389158
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities provides effective strategies for navigating the transition process from high school into college for students with a wide range of disabilities. As students with disabilities attend two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers and through expanding access opportunities, challenges remain in helping these students and their families prepare for and successfully transition into higher education. Professionals and families supporting transition activities are often unaware of today’s new and rapidly developing options for postsecondary education. This practical guide offers user-friendly resources, including vignettes, research summaries, and hands-on activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom and in the community and that facilitate strong collaboration between schools and families. Preparation issues such as financial aid, applying for college, and other long-term planning areas are addressed in detail. An accompanying student resource section offers materials for high school students with disabilities that secondary educators, counselors, and transition personnel can use to facilitate exploration and planning discussions. Framing higher education as a possible transition goal for all students with disabilities, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities supports the postsecondary interests of more than four million public school students with disabilities.