Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities (2nd edition)

School personnel, parents, and high school students with disabilities will all benefit from this new and expanded (6-page) laminated guide. It offers detailed suggestions of ways students with disabilities can start preparing for the transition to college as early as freshman year of high school.

Transitioning to College reviews five key areas of preparedness:

  • Understanding laws that govern how colleges address students with disabilities;
  • Understanding the differences between college and high school environments;
  • Being aware of college disability services and how to access them;
  • Having proper academic preparation for the demands of college work; and
  • Having the knowledge and self-confidence to advocate for oneself.

It also highlights critical elements of federal laws in which students with disabilities, as well as their families and educators, should be well versed.

Compact yet comprehensive, Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities is an invaluable resource not only for students with disabilities, but for their parents, teachers and guidance counselors as well.

By Elizabeth C. Hamblet. 2017. 6 pages. ISBN 978-1-93853-982-4. #NP231.