*We are really doing our best to get Kyle into the community and be a familiar face in places he visits frequently. Reality of embracing community integration with an adult son with impulse control that can result in a negative incident. Kyle is usually a calm and pleasant young man. He is very obedient and cooperative. We have come a long way from the days of lashing out and hitting and biting himself to presently using ...more »
Access, Equity & Accommodations
Connect the USA's major metropolitan cities nationwide with rapid rail transit systems; Add additonal access spurs to larger USA 'rural towns'.
State VR and disability related (Independent Living, center of visually impaired, etc) do not travel to remote villages in Alaska, no outreach efforts, no contact with Alaska Native population. No roads to AK villages must travel by airplane only. Will not send application until student goes to their offices to be interviewed but no application. Called Client Assistance Program, with no assistance. School is not preparing ...more »
Wouldn't it be nice if colleges and universities actually recruited students with disabilities just as they do now for athletes? I know, you're all smiling at that one, but seriously: Not only are athletes pursued by multiple colleges, they receive special scholarships, and colleges are sometimes willing to go to great lengths to create supports for them. If postsecondary institutions had an incentive, were rewarded ...more »
A website where a parent can go to get the information all in one place.
What experiences have people had with colleges that provide on-campus housing to students with disabilities? Are colleges able to provide students with housing that meets their accessibility requirements (physical, dietary, etc.)?
Currently in our state, VR clients can select either employment or postsecondary ed support. But the support systems are not equitible. Employment support clients choose a community disability service provider that can help them with career assessment, transportation training, resume development, interviewing, job seeking and on-the-job support. Clients choosing VR support for postsecondary education, however, have far ...more »
So far we've heard a number of great ideas that speak to the opportunities and challenges facing young adults with disabilities in postsecondary settings - from transportation and housing to scholarships and obtaining services or accommodations. As families, what role do you hope to play in navigating these activities (or others), and how can postsecondary settings better support you in playing this role? Feel free ...more »
They could offer more classes online or by video correspondence because transportation for disabled people isn't always that great.
Neither of our children is eligible for scholarships because they cannot take classes full time. Our son takes two classes a semester. If he were to take more, I would need to quit my job to provide additional transportation and support, plus we'd need to hire additional tutors. My daughter just tries to do too much and becomes overloaded. Many students with disabilities like ours have to take lighter loads, I'd like ...more »
In this part I focus on trainers/instructors of teachers. One of the reasons why education systems is still failing many students with disabilities (those who either drop out of school or fail to transition to higher levels despite their competence and potential) is because of the beliefs that disability is a deficit. Some instructors have failed to outgrow their deficit orientations which harms possibilities of nurturing ...more »
My son attends a non-residential community college. He was crushed when he realized that he would not have the opportunity to live in a dorm. While I'm not sure dorm life would be possible for him, I would love to see him be able to learn some independent living skills while on campus for a summer program. Maybe for 3-4 weeks? I'd like to see universities (that may have empty dorms or apartments) offer short-term, supported ...more »