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, 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.

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.

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

Author: Hal Wright
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006843
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The purpose of special needs planning is to create the best possible life for an adult with a disability. This book provides comprehensive guidance on creating a life plan to transition a special needs child to independence or to ensure they are well cared for in the future. Beginning with a vision of a meaningful life for the child, Hal Wright explains how to form a practical plan to reach these goals, how to mentor personal empowerment and task skills, and how to create circles of support to sustain a life plan. He next looks at employment and residential options, and government programs available in the United States. Finally he talks the reader through important financial and legal considerations, including how to fund and manage a special needs trust. This book will be essential reading for all parents or guardians of a child with a cognitive, mental or physical impairment. It will also be of interest to attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, trust officers and other professionals looking to better serve the special needs community.

Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities

Author: Arlyn J. Roffman
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764967
Format: PDF, Docs
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A helpful handbook for families with learning disabled teenagers helps parents guide their children in the transition from teenage life to adulthood, with sections on how how to plan for a transition, post-secondary education, vocational training, career preparation, mental health issues, educational benefits, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Undecided

Author: Genevieve Morgan
Publisher: Zest Books
ISBN: 1936976331
Format: PDF
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For high school students all over the country, figuring out what to do after graduation is a major question. For many, the logical answer is continuing their education, whether in a training program, a community college, or a four-year university. But no matter what the path, the preparation can be overwhelming, and it's hard to know where to start. That's where Undecided comes in! This comprehensive handbook outlines the different options available to teens after high school and provides suggestions on how to follow each path efficiently and successfully. It covers everything from SAT preparation and personal statements to trade school pros and cons and advice on how to prepare for life in the military. Full of checklists, anecdotes, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises, Undecided leaves no stone unturned and no option unconsidered. So settle in, keep an open mind, and find the future that really works for you!

The School Counselor s Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities

Author: Laura E. Marshak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470175796
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.