Going to College

Going to College

Expanding Opportunities for People With Disabilities

Book - 2005
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In the past the post-high school focus for students with disabilities was on entering the workplace rather than going to college. This book suggest ways in which counselors, administrators, educators, and parents can prepare those students for college. Getzel and Wehman, both from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, present a group of 15 essays by US contributors dealing with college planning and admission for students with physical, psychiatric, and learning disabilities. The book closes with the important topic of career planning after college. Lists of resources (organizations, web addresses, and useful forms) are included. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A college education can open the door to greater participation in the workplace and community. With this urgently needed, research-based book, readers will learn what they can do to make this crucial opportunity available to young people with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals who work in high schools and colleges&mash;including disability service coordinators, guidance counselors, administrators, and general and special educators—will use this important resource to

  • help students make all of the necessary preparations, including selecting a college, applying, determining eligibility for services, and securing financial aid
  • create welcoming college classrooms through the use of universally designed instructional strategies, assessment methods, and accommodations and supports
  • address the specific needs of students who have psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities and ADHD, and developmental disabilities
  • promote the important concept of self-determination to aid students in their transition to college life and professional life
  • learn students' rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • help students practice for and make the transition to the working world, using resources such as internships, career centers, and business partnerships

Filled with case studies, best practices, program guidelines, and strategies, this is a required resource for anyone who educates or coordinates services for individuals with disabilities. Readers will discover their part in helping young people gain access to a meaningful college education%mdash;one that promotes independence and responsibility, sharpens social skills, and builds a strong foundation for a successful career.

A successful college education for students with mild disabilities is the goal of this research-based book, which covers everything from college selection and application to classroom supports and accommodations.

Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : P.H. Brookes Pub., c2005
ISBN: 9781557667427
Characteristics: xx, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Getzel, Elizabeth Evans
Wehman, Paul


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