12 - Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities

12 - Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities

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ED461957 2001-12-00 Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ERIC Digest. ERIC Development Team www.eric.ed.gov Table of Contents If you're viewing this document online, you can click any of the topics below to link directly to that section. Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ERIC Digest. .................. 2 WHEN TO BEGIN COLLEGE PLANNING ................................. 2 UNDERSTANDING STRENGTHS, LEARNING NEEDS AND THE SUPPORT NEEDED ..................................................... 3 UNDERSTANDING LEGAL RIGHTS ........................................ 3 IDENTIFYING THE DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF A COLLEGE .................................................................. 4 FINDING AND COMPARING COLLEGES ................................. 4 RESOURCES ................................................................... 5 ERIC Identifier: ED461957 Publication Date: 2001-12-00 Author: Taymans, Juliana M. - West, Lynda L. Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education Arlington VA. Selecting a College for Students with Learning ED461957 2001-12-00 Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ERIC Digest. Page 1 of 7
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Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ERIC Digest. THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC Students with learning disabilities (LD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) approach the transition from high school to college with an array of learning strengths and needs. They need to understand their own abilities and guide their own transition planning by looking at various postsecondary options. If college is the path chosen, investigating postsecondary programs to find the right match is a crucial step. In general, postsecondary support services are less intensive than secondary special education services. Students need to become experts on how to engineer their academic success, a process that requires experiences that build self-insight, self-advocacy, and resourcefulness. WHEN TO BEGIN COLLEGE PLANNING The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team consider post-school goals when the student is about to enter high school at about age 14. Beginning at age 16 (or younger, if appropriate) a statement of transition services needed by the student must be included in the IEP. High school experiences, both academic and social, greatly influence future options for all students. For adolescents with disabilities, these experiences are pivotal. Transition plans should be grounded in the student's goals and vision for life as an
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