ERIC Number: ED418562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Maximizing Success for Young Adults with Chronic Health-Related Illnesses. Transition Planning for Education after High School.
Edelman, Andrea; Schuyler, Vincent E.; White, Patience H.
This booklet defines chronic health-related illnesses and how they affect life functions; discusses the importance of transition planning; identifies how parents, school personnel, medical personnel, and community service providers can help the students with a chronic illness gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful postsecondary outcome; and lists elements of effective transition planning. The goals of a transition plan are defined and include the student's ability to: identify the impact of the illness on his or her life; determine what the impact of the illness may be in the particular postsecondary setting; and develop and implement strategies to minimize or alleviate this impact in order to increase the opportunity for success. The role of disability support services staff in helping prospective students identify how illness may impact the experience at that particular higher education institution and decide on appropriate accommodations is also discussed. Finally, factors that students should assess when choosing an institution are described and include assessing: the college's ability to meet academic needs, community services at the college's location, the college's ability to meet disability-related needs, health insurance coverage, and financial needs for education. Contains a list of organizational resources and a list of two publications that focus on postsecondary institutions and disability laws. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Chronic Illness, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Programs, Decision Making, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Self Advocacy, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.