Life After High School

Author: Susan Yellin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003027
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
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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 Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

Author: Hal Wright
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006843
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities

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

Colleges that Change Lives

Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143122304
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

College Success for Students with Disabilities

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

A Parents Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments

Author: Susan LaVenture
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891288929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This handbook for parents, family members and caregivers of children with visual impairments explains special education services that these children are likely to need and to which they are entitled--and how to ensure that they receive them. Edited and written by experienced parents and professionals, this helpful and easy to use resource addresses the effect of visual impairment on a child's ability to learn and the services and educational programming that are essential for them to get the best education possible. Chapters address early intervention, assessment, different types of services, IEPs, accommodations and adaptations, different types of placements, children with other disabilities in addition to visual impairment, and negotiation and advocacy.

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.