ERIC Number: ED474001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Youth with Disabilities To Access and Succeed in Postsecondary Education: Essentials for Educators in Secondary Schools. Issue Brief.
Stodden, Robert A.; Conway, Megan A.
This information brief on the successful transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary educational settings focuses on the importance of the student's full participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process during secondary school and the student's developing understanding of differences between secondary and postsecondary school environments. It notes that the IEP process usually stresses the student's immediate needs and assessed deficits and fails to encourage student participation in the process itself. Discussion of differences in federal policy pertaining to secondary and postsecondary school considers differences in governing legislation and different requirements on institutions. A table compares discrepancies in assistance across secondary school and postsecondary school. Specific recommendations are offered concerning the following: (1) changes in policy; (2) differences across environments; (3) lack of attention to the role of youth; (4) preparation for postschool responsibilities and goals. A second table lists steps that secondary school personnel can take to address problems concerning youth with disabilities and the provision of educational assistance. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Individualized Education Programs, Policy Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Transitional Programs
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ncset.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act