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TRANSITION What is College really like? High School to College

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TRANSITION What is College really like? High School to College
TRANSITION
What is College
really like?
High School to College
For
Students with Disabilities
EFFECTIVE TRANSITIONING
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Legal Issues
Admissions Process
Support Services
LAWS
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IEP
504 Plan
ADA
ADA Amendments of 2008
FERPA
DOCUMENTATION
Psychological – Educational Evaluation
 Medical Diagnosis
 Mental Health Diagnosis from DSM-IV-TR
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COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
To be notified in advance
 To request and review documentation
 To determine reasonable accommodations
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STUDENT PREPARATION
Update documentation
 Be able to explain your disability
and needs
 Know your strength and weaknesses
 Enhance your academic skills
 Transfer responsibility from parents
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CHOOSING A COLLEGE
Contact the college of your choice
 What assistance do they provide?
 Disability Support Program
 Disability Support Services
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ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Self-Identify with Admissions Office
 Contact Office of Accommodative Services
 Provide current documentation
 Register with Office of Accommodative
Services and request appropriate
accommodations
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STUDENT RIGHTS
To disclose or not to disclose
 To be evaluated on ability
 To be afforded equal opportunity
 To appeal College’s decision concerning
accommodations
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COLLEGE RIGHTS
To accept qualified applicants
 To determine fundamental program
requirements
 To offer equal opportunity to all
students
 To provide reasonable accommodations
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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Students use existing programs
 Tutoring
 Learning Specialist
 Fee for services
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CLASSES
High School
 6 to 7 hours
 Teachers
 Little homework
 D grades – ok
 IEP
College
 1 to 3 hours
 Professors
 Regular Research
 2.0 grades needed
 Accommodation Plan
ACADEMIC SKILLS
Academic Expectations
 Study Skills
 Time Management
 Test taking Strategies
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ONLINE ACCOMMODATIONS
Expectations for online courses
 How to manage
 Who should take them
 Assignments
 Quizzes and tests
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ADDITIONAL SKILLS
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Learn appropriate coping skills
Daily Living Skills
Technology Adaptations
Advocacy
ACCOMMODATIONS
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Extended time
Quiet Location
Test readers
Note takers
Alternate texts
Calculators
Spell / Grammar Check
Parking Permits
ADVOCACY
Keep track of your curriculum and
academic progress
 Know your rights and
responsibilities
 Know when to seek assistance
 Be able to articulate your needs
 Be assertive
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