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Enhance Access to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities.

TitleEnhance Access to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsShaw, S. F., Madaus J. W., & Banerjee M.
JournalIntervention in School and Clinic
Pagination185 - 190
KeywordsAccess to Education, College Admission, Disabilities, High School Students, Independent Study, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Legal Responsibility, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504), School Personnel, Self Determination, Special Needs Students, Student Personnel Services, Student Rights, Transitional Programs

Postsecondary education is a realistic and necessary option for successful adult outcomes. An understanding of the realities in postsecondary education is necessary if students with disabilities and their families are to be prepared to make wise choices for successful transition. School personnel should use the high school years to implement transition planning that fosters self-determination and independent learning in students with disabilities. This article presents 20 ways to improve preparation for and foster increased access to postsecondary education for students with disabilities.

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