ERIC Number: ED236890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Advising Disabled Students for Postsecondary Education. Fact Sheet.
Hartman, Rhona C., Comp.
Designed to assist those who advise or counsel students at all levels of education, especially those who work with students in high school, community and junior colleges, vocational technical schools, four year colleges, universities, and graduate programs, the fact sheet presents strategies for helping people with disabilities take advantage of expanding opportunities in postsecondary education, career options, and life choices. Strategies include: (1) encouraging students to assess strengths and potentials, (2) providing non-restrictive career counseling, (3) encouraging students to base postsecondary decision-making on a variety of criteria, and (4) assuring access to the environment for counseling. There follows a brief description of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program--a nationwide program for assisting disabled people to enter the job market--and the Association on Handicapped Student Services in Postsecondary Education (AHSSPE)--a national organization of leaders in the field of providing services to disabled college students. A list of AHSSPE members and a brief annotated bibliography are also included. (LH)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Career Choice, Career Counseling, Disabilities, Educational Opportunities, High Schools, Information Sources, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Postsecondary Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Technical Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH/Closer Look Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973