Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Your Youth's Experience

What are some of the best and worst things that your youth has encountered since high school?

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Access, Equity & Accommodations

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities

Youth with disabilities are less likely to enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs and transition to employment than their non-disabled peers. Some case studies have shown that this is especially true for those students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Has this been your experience? What are ways to better address this? What resources or supports could be provided to better ...more »

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Postsecondary Academics

Supporting academic challenges

What academic challenges have your youth faced in postsecondary settings? How can families help?

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Using Technology

Technology in Higher Education

Use of technology in higher education, the challenges and family roles.

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Building Self- Determination

Self determination

What issues do youth have as they make their own decisions and advocate for themselves in post-high school settings?

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Preparing for Employment

Your youth's work preparation

What types of internships, volunteer or other activities are helping prepare your young person for future employment.

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Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Social Life in Postsecondary

How does a young adult best shift into a social flow with peers in a postsecondary setting?

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Postsecondary Academics

Disclosure

My daughter refused to disclose when she entered Community College. Things did not go well.

 

After being put on academic probation she decided that she would but did not know what to do?

 

Have others had similar experiences?

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Postsecondary Academics

Ongoing parent workshops or information sessions?

Many families would like to play an active role in supporting their student with a disability in postsecondary education. However, families may not know how to best support their youth's academic and social/emotional success in a way that is appropriate for the college setting or that still promotes self-determination. Would ongoing parent information sessions held by the college be useful? If so, what would this look ...more »

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Building Self- Determination

Self-determination supports should start in HS

I thought that my son's father and I had done a good job of fostering independence in our son with an intellectual disability. However, I found when he started his post-secondary program at University of Delaware that we had unwittingly been making many decisions FOR him rather than WITH him. I would love to see more self-determination efforts built into IDEA and IEPs to provide more guidance to both schools and parents ...more »

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Collaborating across state lines

My son's post-secondary program is nearby but across state lines. (The next closest in-state program is much further away.) Although the individuals from the various state agencies and the university are willing to collaborate, the 2 different states and 4 different organizational silos still present barriers. How can we facilitate the process and knock down these artificial barriers to facilitate job placement?

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Preparing for Employment

Internships

My daughter often can't pass a interview online for comprehension but has great skills in keyboarding but needs an internship to view the job to see if she would like it. She can physically drive but I question if she would get into an accident would she know how to handle it. Had a checking job at a market but couldn't remember codes and it was too fast paced

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