Special Education and Transition To College - 10 Things You Need to Know:
- All colleges offer accommodations, but services are not mandatory.
- For students with learning disabilities, there is little correlation between high school and college success.
- If you’ve shopped for colleges for a teen without disabilities, forget everything you learned.
- Whatever support your teen received in high school, double that for college.
- In college, expect 2 – 3 hours of outside work for every hour spent in class.
- The belief that unstructured time is “free” leads to the downfall of many a college student, disability or no.
- College students with LD must actively seek help to succeed.
- If your teen isn’t motivated for college, your tuition will go down the drain.
- Postsecondary failure is common because along with the IEP, all familiar supports disappear upon transition.
- The sooner students learn and practice strategies that bode for college success, the more likely you are to attend graduation!
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