Transitioning

Beyond High School – How to Transition to Your Future A self-study transition curriculum designed for the competitive work and/or competitive college bound student with disabilities.

How to make a successful transition to college:

  • Make an appointment with Disability Services Office at your college of choice.
  • Talk with the professors.
  • Be your own advocate.
  • Develop a support system, and seek help when you realize you may need it.
  • Work with your Disability Office–they are a great resource.
  • Take workshops on time management or any pre-college programs that could help.
  • Before you sign up for a course make sure you need it and understand the requirements.
  • Set goals.

Transitioning from High School to College: A Spotlight on Section 504 MODULE GOALS: To provide students with an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Workforce Investment Act) and how it protects your academic rights from high school to postsecondary education.

Awareness of Postsecondary Options – Knowing Your Options: What to do and Where to Go  Completing high school is a big accomplishment and figuring out what to do after high school is often a challenging task. This may be the first time that you are required to make such major decisions regarding your own life. Hopefully, you have started thinking about different career or educational choices and are ready to begin exploring your options. Whether or not you have any idea of kinds of careers that are the best match for you, you probably have a lot of questions.

Advising High School Students with Disabilities on Postsecondary Options

College Application Process-Getting into College: What Students with Disabilities Want to Know This module assists students with disabilities to understand the college admissions process.

Help your Young Adult Learn about Accessing Accommodations after High School Although accommodation rights are provided to adults with disabilities through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, services are not provided automatically. In order to receive services, adults must disclose their disabilities to schools

Transition Timeline: Your “To Do” List Pre-High School Tasks, Freshman Year Tasks, Sophomore Year Tasks, Junior Year Tasks, Senior Year Tasks

Assistive Technology and Transition (PowerPoint; 3.2 MB) The Assistive Technology and Transition PowerPoint provides a brief review of information that students transitioning from high school to post secondary education should about assistive technology as they leave the school environment. A case study of low-tech solutions in the workplace is provided. Presentation notes are included.