I know some adults in their 20's that went to college for a few months or a year, but did not return. They were missing socialization pieces. They also had mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and other issues. Maybe each student with ASD and other needs, could use the following: 1) Have an option to include parents in conversations with counselors and professors 2) Community HUB (educational resource ...more »
Adult Education centers and Career/Technical Education centers are required to follow Section 504 rules for accommodation of students with disabilities. Many technical education programs have a basic skills requirement which can be a challenge to our students, however if you know the system, these basic skills requirements may be waived for students who are able to show they have gained employability skills in their vocation ...more »
Peer socialization within the educational setting
My daughter's university has a Disability Services office and offers appropriate accommodations. However, she often must wait more than a week for an appointment with a staff person. This can seriously impact her ability to work out problems with professors. Also, better social/emotional support would be helpful. Our kids are navigating all the issues typically developing students navigate AND a number of other obstacles. ...more »
There are a handful of directories that help families research colleges and other options for students with disabilities - mostly focused on learning disabilities. If there was a comprehensive book or resource for all students with disabilities - What would you want included? What information or content would help you find and choose colleges and programs? Open to all ideas and input-- think wish-list, dream resource, ...more »
As the director of a two-tear technical school (Southwestern Institute for Technology) I am interested in hearing what parents of students with disabilities are looking for in a post-secondary school. Southwestern Institute for Technology offers a Specialized Technology Diploma in Welding, Mechatronics, and Machine Tool Technology. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
ICE programs should be in all state and community colleges, and include a mentoring piece to assist students with intellectual disabilities. They should also go beyond the age of 22. Because it takes people that have intellectual disabilities longer to learn things. At this age, young adults listen better and follow the advice of their peers vs their parents. Mentors could assist with teaching and modeling self-advocacy ...more »
The best way to support these parents is to create long term post sec transition programs where life skills AND academics are balanced in the day. The students should remain in school until 21 and the academics reduced so life skills training can be implemented. Many academically capable, but still substantially disabled students are pushed out at 18 before the life skills can happen. Or they are provided LS AFTER academics ...more »
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence Training for Deans, Administration, and Professors regarding students with disability, especially addressing when an accommodation is not fair to the other students. It is highly insensitive when this response is communicated to the student with disabilities. This is a theme that gets carried from K-12 into higher education. Also, need to address the history and civil rights movement ...more »
Apparently the link I sent before didn't work well. The title of the book is "Curriculum Transformation and Disability: Implementing Universal Design in Higher Education."
This link should work:
Hope this helps.
I checked with my daughter before posting these since this forum is for parents and not students. As an aside, it might be useful to ask students what they have found that works for them. Here are some links that talk about accommodations. This one is a book, available online, that talks about universal educational design and may be useful to people discussing accommodations since it is written by academics. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&ved=0CCQQFjABOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cehd.umn.edu%2FCRDEUL%2Frtf%2FCTAD%2Ftable_of_contents.rtf&ei=P5zSVIi_BJPIsQSFhILwBA&usg=AFQjCNH9l7wUQx2ew7dvRksk-xChiENt6Q&sig2=12jxj1ypmB-uPpFAIQlFtQ&bvm=bv.85142067,d.cWc ...more »
I would like to propose an early entry into community college programs as a dual enrollment option while students with I/DD are still in HS. There was no transition program for our son who has autism/communication difficulties/and I/DD. He has been very able however in college, but it's unsupported and often accommodations have not been possible. I would like to see programs, like the Think College programs, but for ...more »