Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities

This graduate-level, secondary transition course is designed to give participants an overview of postsecondary education options and the processes of applying for, enrolling in, and completing a postsecondary education course of study, using a person-centered framework. In particular, participants will learn how important it is that youth with disabilities are better prepared for college, both academically and with self-determination skills, and what specific documentation of disabilities is needed to insure receiving appropriate accommodations from disability services on campus. Participants in this class will work directly with a student with a disability who has expressed an interest in attending college as a bridge to integrated paid employment. Field-based assignments will involve a focal person interested in postsecondary education, who will be supported to develop an action plan, visit a college,and begin to compile an e-portfolio.