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Illinois Community College Board, 2018
The mission and vision of adult education is to provide every individual in Illinois access to Adult Education and Literacy services. In Illinois, more than 1.15 million adults have less than 12 grades of formal education, approximately 2.8 million Illinois residents speak a language other than English in their home, and more than 350,944…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Federal Legislation, Planning
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Schoffstall, Sarah; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dickson, Duncan; Bond, Mark; Ocuto, Oscar; Ge, Jinjin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Involvement in extracurricular activities provides youth with opportunities to develop important personal skills, abilities, and preferences, and to build meaningful social support networks. Historically, students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) have had limited access to opportunities for both academic and occupational development,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Postsecondary Education
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Access to Information, Public Schools, Guides
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Dipeolu, Abiola O.; Storlie, Cassandra; Johnson, Carol – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
There are limited school counseling resources that address the unique post high school transition issues faced by students with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HASD). While many school counselors have excellent skills in assessment, advising, and career planning, it is worthwhile to expand these to include working with students with…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, School Counselors
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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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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Schmidt, Marcelo; Wei, Tianlan; Hodges, Tamara; Robinson, Eric L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
The results of a pilot program to provide transition services for high school seniors with disabilities via one-on-one mentoring services over the course of an academic year were examined. Results indicate significantly improved attitudes toward requesting accommodations over the course of the nine month program. These results suggest positive…
Descriptors: Disabilities, High School Seniors, Transitional Programs, Mentors
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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Denney, Stephen C.; Daviso, Alfred W. – American Secondary Education, 2012
Self-Determination is a central concept in special education practice and policy. Research indicates that students who possess specific self-determination skills have better outcomes and enhanced quality of life. Self-determination is a broad term and can be looked at in a variety of ways with differing values of importance. The concept of…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Policy
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Floyd, Kim – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2012
Despite the large increase of students with learning disabilities entering postsecondary institutions and the legislative emphasis on providing students with disabilities equal access to education, we have yet to develop a more cohesive and comprehensive planning of accommodations for postsecondary students with learning disabilities. The purpose…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, College Students, Equal Education, Literature Reviews
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
In order to gain access to accommodations and services at colleges and universities, students with learning disabilities must provide documentation of their disabilities, and as students with learning disabilities access higher education at increasing rates, the need for documentation of their disabilities and its impact becomes even more…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Standardized tests are often required to gain admission into postsecondary schools or to obtain professional certifications. Federal disability laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require entities that administer these tests to provide accommodations, such as extended time or changes in test format, to students with…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Student Rights, Law Enforcement, Compliance (Legal)
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Shaw, Stan F.; Keenan, Walter R.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Banerjee, Manju – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2010
Disability documentation has been an ongoing challenge for Office for Students with Disabilities personnel. Initial lack of consistency and inadequate documentation data resulted in the promulgation of detailed documentation guidelines in the 1990s. Discontinuity between approaches to transition assessment and disability documentation in secondary…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Documentation, Accessibility (for Disabled), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Wood, Charles L.; Kelley, Kelly R.; Test, David W.; Fowler, Catherine H. – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2010
With increasing numbers of students with disabilities entering postsecondary education, it is important to teach students with disabilities their rights and responsibilities governed by civil rights acts (i.e., Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans With Disabilities Act) for requesting accommodations in postsecondary education.…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, College Bound Students, Mild Disabilities, Self Advocacy
Vickers, Melana Zyla – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy (NJ1), 2010
Universities are providing extra time on tests, quiet exam rooms, in-class note-takers, and other assistance to college students with modest learning disabilities. But these policies are shrouded in secrecy. This paper, "Accommodating College Students with Learning Disabilities: ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia," by Melana Zyla Vickers, examines…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, College Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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