ERIC Number: ED283342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Gap: College Preparation for Disabled Students.
Baker, Beryle; Blanding, Marcia
The transition from high school to college can be challenging and stressful for any student; it can prove to be an overwhelming experience for disabled students. Among major problems disabled students experience are: the perception that disabled persons are passive and need assistance in all areas; a lack of awareness of their rights and responsibilities regarding the proper use of support services; and the inability of postsecondary student development specialists to determine to what extent a student's academic needs may have been met in the past. Among recommendations for high school counselors and others involved in preparing disabled students for college are: motivate students to learn more about their disability, devices, and learning style; make students aware of attitudinal barriers and help them to develop appropriate strategies for overcoming them; direct parents and students to begin the search for an appropriate college as early as possible; make students aware of educational and career opportunities; promote the use of community resources; involve students in extracurricular activities and work experiences; develop information-sharing programs between secondary and postsecondary institutions; and provide opportunities for students to meet with successful disabled college students. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Los Angeles, CA, April 20-23, 1986).