ERIC Number: ED423481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Transitioning High School Students with Learning Disabilities to the College Environment: Avoiding Common Pitfalls.
Pagels, Carrie F.
College personnel from a Special Services Program explain how parents, students, and school psychologists can best prepare high school seniors with disabilities for the transition to college. The difference between accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act versus Public Law 94-142 is highlighted with an emphasis on those needs which can be met in the college environment. Tips for preparation in the senior year of high school are given as well as guidelines for paperwork which will be needed by the receiving institution. Boards of Regents policies for the state of Georgia are used as an example of evaluation formats that might be expected at the college level. Some of the controversies in college accommodations are addressed (e.g., meeting course objectives) when a student is not able to take a course because all reasonable accommodations would still not enable them to meet these. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Education for All Handicapped Children Act