ERIC Number: ED452647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Options: A Handbook of Postsecondary Education Services for Students with Disabilities. Fourth Edition.
Palmer, Barbara; Ulibarri, Wendy; Kjellsen, Kerry
This handbook for Colorado students describes schools available to any individual who wants to continue education after high school. It concentrates on how specific schools work to help students with disabilities. An introductory section entitled "Getting Started" explains the types of postsecondary schools, admissions policies, federal laws covering secondary and post-secondary schools, documentation and assessment of a disability, and adaptations, accommodations, and modifications. The differences between high school and college requirements are contrasted. Individual descriptions of 6 vocational schools, 15 two-year college institutions, 2 on-line educational institutions, and 16 four-year college institutions are then provided. Descriptions include information on the type of school, enrollment, housing availability, admissions and registration, identification and assessment of students with disabilities, program, instructional support, counseling, and program emphasis. Appendices contain: (1) a questionnaire entitled "Choosing a Postsecondary School," which helps students examine their own goals and needs and the characteristics of prospective schools; (2) testing accommodations; (3) documentation guidelines; (4) an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and (5) an annotated list of resources for students, teachers, and counselors. (CR)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Choice, College Programs, College Students, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Program Descriptions, Public Colleges, Special Programs, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Vocational Schools
Colorado Dept. of Education State Library and Adult Education Office, 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203; Web site: http://www.cde.state.co.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado