ERIC Number: ED238225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Making the Most of Your Opportunities!
Sorrells, Susan J.; And Others
The fact sheet, intended for adults and young adults with disabilities, discusses issues to consider in planning for postsecondary education. Readers are urged to assert themselves in the process of planning for and obtaining services. Guidelines for examining career options and personal needs are given as well as practical suggestions for dealing with campus accessibility and transportation features. Students are urged to avail themselves of existing support services, and if they are unavailable, to procure needed services (such as attendants, readers, and taped texts) on their own. Sources of services in the community (such as vocational rehabilitation agencies and centers for independent living) are also discussed. The growing importance of support groups is touched upon. Examples of the kinds of academic adjustments that may be made are seen to include pre-registration, flexibility in class scheduling, test modifications, and special help for students with learning disabilities. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH/Closer Look Resource Center.