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ERIC Number: EJ849797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Bridging the Transition Gap from High School to College: Preparing Students with Disabilities for a Successful Postsecondary Experience
Gil, Lynn A.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n2 p12-15 Nov-Dec 2007
When students leave high school equipped with self-advocacy and self-determination skills, they will be more likely to disclose their disability and ultimately gain access to the services they need to support their learning needs in the educational environment. Yet, many students with disabilities do not enter college equipped with the tools they need to make a successful transition. To assist in facilitating a successful transition, there are several issues that need to be addressed, both at the secondary level and the college or university level. In this article, the author discusses effective transition practices that would help students with disabilities in preparing for a successful postsecondary experience. The author also discusses how to assist students with disabilities and their parents in understanding differences in student responsibilities and in the laws that govern public education in the K-12 system and postsecondary education. Procedures for obtaining support services/accommodation in college are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)