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ERIC Number: EJ1026920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Providing Postsecondary Transition Services to Youth with Disabilities: Results of a Pilot Program
Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Schmidt, Marcelo; Wei, Tianlan; Hodges, Tamara; Robinson, Eric L.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v26 n2 p135-144 Sum 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 outcomes associated with the pilot program including increased application and subsequent enrollment to postsecondary education over and above national estimates. Information highlighting aspects of the program are provided including the positive preliminary results of the program. The paper concludes with a section on lessons learned and future adjustments in order to provide some practical program guidance for individuals who anticipate beginning a similar program.
Descriptors: Disabilities, High School Seniors, Transitional Programs, Mentors, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Applicants, College Admission, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Self Advocacy, Student Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes, College Bound Students, Intervention, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act