3 Easy Steps for Special Education Students to Get Ready for College

Here are some ways to help your student get ready for college. Take these steps now to make living away from home a smoother transition. 1) Take advantage of the college tour. * Meet with the department of disability before signing the acceptance letter. * Get a feel for the special education environment. Use this department to your advantage. They will help guide you. If it doesn’t “feel” right it won’t be right. 2) Large […]

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High School to College: Accommodations vs. Accessibility-Are you Ready?

Advocacy is the key word for exceptional students transitioning to college. Students and parents will need to ask for any accommodations in college. These supports are not automatically transferred like an IEP is transferred from school to school. Colleges and universities do not modify assignments or curriculum. Everyone must do the same work; however, the special education students are provided accommodations to access the curriculum. College students will have access and support, but unless they […]

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Standardized Achievement Tests-(SAT) Accommodations for Exceptional Students Are Truly A Reality

A funny think happened to me in my last Parent Teacher Student Organization Meeting (PTSO). Discussion surrounded the availability and practice sessions for the next SAT in our area. Being the dedicated disability advocate that I am, I couldn’t contain my excitement knowing that I would be able to focus on an issue which is very close to my heart; teenagers with a disability having the same opportunity to attend college as the regular education […]

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