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Jones, Beth A.; Peterson-Ahmad, Maria B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
It is no question that preparing teachers to work with the many facets involved in special education is a daunting task. Upon entering the classroom on the first day, special education teachers are expected to be prepared (Sayeski, 2015) when presented with numerous responsibilities (Collins, Sweigart, Landrum, & Cook, (2017), including parent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Individualized Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Daly-Cano, Meada; Vaccaro, Annemarie; Newman, Barbara – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Self-advocacy is the ability to communicate one's needs and wants and to make decisions about the supports needed to achieve them (Stodden, Conway, & Chang, 2003). Research shows self-advocacy skills are related to academic performance and successful adaptation to college (Adams & Proctor, 2010; Getzel & Thoma, 2008; Hadley, 2006;…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Disabilities, College Students, Personal Narratives
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Poel, Elissa Wolfe; Wood, Jackie; Schmidt, Naomi – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
Assistive Technology (AT) is specifically addressed in the most recent reauthorization of IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004). The law insures that assistive devices and services are available for students with disabilities to help them access their environment at home, school, and in the work place. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Assistive Technology
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Hadley, Wanda M.; Satterfield, James W. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013
This study examined how traditional-aged, first-year college students with specific learning disabilities adjusted to academic expectations as they moved from high school to a less monitored collegiate environment. Results of the study indicated that these students had difficulty moving beyond their established high school patterns by…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learning Disabilities, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services
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Prince, Angela M. T.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Farmer, Jennie – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Postsecondary transition planning for students with disabilities first entered the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990. The required provisions for transition planning were updated with the amendments to IDEA in 1997 and its reauthorization in 2004. Since IDEA 2004 took effect in July 2005, 11 court cases have been decided…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Lowenthal, Alison B.; Bassett, Diane S. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
Over the past decade, there has been an increased emphasis on transition planning for students with exceptional needs. This is in part the result of the mandates contained in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. This increased emphasis has revealed a number of shortcomings with how transition planning is done…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Data Analysis, Transitional Programs, Critical Path Method
Joyce, Diana K.; Grapin, Sally – Communique, 2012
Over the past decade, school psychologists' role in facilitating the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities has become increasingly complex. Practitioners are faced with the difficult task of navigating the conspicuous disconnect between disability eligibility criteria at the secondary and postsecondary levels…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Dual Enrollment, School Psychologists, Federal Legislation
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Kleinert, Harold L.; Jones, Melissa M.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Harp, Beverly; Harrison, Elizabeth M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
In this article we describe the new opportunities for postsecondary education available to students with intellectual disabilities (ID) through the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. We also identify the importance of these opportunities for students with ID, and key strategies for ensuring that their college experience is an important…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Opportunities, Extracurricular Activities, Career Exploration