ERIC Number: ED466064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Providing a Quality Accommodated Experience in Preparation for and during Post-Secondary School. Information Brief.
This information brief discusses the need to prepare secondary students with disabilities for postsecondary education and to support them in post secondary settings. A case study is provided that illustrates the challenges students with disabilities face in college, along with a chart comparing minimum and quality accommodations for students with disabilities. Steps educators can take to provide a quality accommodation experience are listed and include: (1) encourage students with disabilities to develop self-determination and self-advocacy skills early on in their secondary school experience through participating in Individualized Education Program teams and training; (2) recognize that students with disabilities can achieve to high standards; (3) pay attention to the provision and transfer of technology that promote independence and skill development from secondary education to postsecondary education; (4) design and implement both secondary and postsecondary school supports that take into account the differences between secondary and postsecondary schools and support students while they make the transition from one to the other; and (5) look beyond meeting the letter of the law to ways of ensuring students with disabilities have a quality educational experience. A list of resources on postsecondary education and students with disabilities is provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Attendance, College Planning, College Preparation, Disabilities, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Student College Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Testing Accommodations, Transitional Programs
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($2). Tel: 612-624-2097. For full text: http://www.ncset.org/publications/info/2002_03.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.
Note: Volume 1, Number 1.