Accessibility Services - Information for Parents/Advocates
As you prepare a student for post-secondary education, you may find that some differences when transitioning from High School to College. Differences between High School and College
Your rights as a parent will change and a student must give written permission for you to be involved in any aspect of his/her post-secondary academic career. This written permission can also be revoked at the student's request.
The best thing you can do for a student in preparation for college is to promote self-advocacy. If the student was not involved in their IEP, but would like accommodations in college, it will be necessary for him/her to know what their disability is and how it affects him/her in an educational setting.
It is important for the student to know what accommodations have worked best for him/her and what accommodations may not have worked in High School in order to promote a smooth transition to post-secondary education.
If the student relies heavily on accommodations that are considered modifications, such as any changes to the curriculum, it may be helpful to start thinking about how he/she will perform academically without these adaptations in a post-secondary setting.
Allow the student to make his/her own appointments and function independently whenever possible.
Know important community, state, federal agencies and programs that offer support for college students with disabilities.
|U.S. Department of Education (FERPA)|
|Pa Council on Independent Living|