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PACER Project PRIDE Handouts (2009)
This page from PACER Center's Project PRIDE, a parent information and training project funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, includes several resources related to postsecondary education and students with disabilities. “Start Now to Chart Your Youth's Career Path After Graduation” looks at a variety of options available to young adults after high school, such as employment, postsecondary training, or education and self-employment. “Help Your Young Adult Learn About Accessing Accommodations After High School” discusses methods to advocate for accommodations in postsecondary education and training, employment and for independent living. Other useful publications on this page include "College or Training Programs: How to Decide," "Off to College: Tips for Parents of Students with Visual Impairments," and "Off to College: Tips for Students with Visual Impairments."
http://www.pacer.org/publications/transition.asp#handouts

Services, Supports, and Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities: An Analysis Across Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, and Employment (2002)
A white paper developed for the Post-Outcomes Network of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This paper discusses the discrepancies in modes of assistance (services, supports, and accommodations), in law and in practice, between secondary education, postsecondary education, and employment. Implications for research, practice, and policy are suggested. Available in PDF (53 pages).
http://www.ncset.hawaii.edu/publications/#papers

Students with Disabilities at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions (June 2011)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has released “Students with Disabilities at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions,” a first look report on national estimates of students with disabilities at 2-year and 4-year Title IV eligible, degree-granting institutions for the 2008-09 academic year. The report describes findings from the Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS) survey and includes national data on services and accommodations provided to students with disabilities, institutional policies regarding students with disabilities, and various aspects of institutional accessibility including Universal Design and website accessibility.
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011018

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities (2011)
This pamphlet explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. In addition, the pamphlet explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html

Transition and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to Postsecondary Education and Employment (2000)
Presented by the Social Security Administration and the National Council on Disability, this online report presents findings about laws, research, and demonstration projects related to post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities. Recommendations for improvement are made.
http://www.ncd.gov/publications/2000/Nov12000 (74 pp.)

Transition of Students With Disabilities To Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators (2007)
For students with disabilities, a big factor in their successful transition from high school to postsecondary education is accurate knowledge about their civil rights. The purpose of this guide is to provide high school educators with answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment.
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transitionguide.html


Media Products

DO-IT (Producer). (2001). Building the Team: Faculty, Staff and Students Working Together. [Motion picture].
(Available from DO-IT, University of Washington, BOX 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Supporting materials also available.)
This video presentation shows how to create an inclusive postsecondary learning environment. It is ideal for use in professional development programs for college faculty and administrators. The presentation is open-captioned and audio-described to assure access to the content for viewers who are deaf or blind, respectively (Run Time: ~ 13:30 minutes).
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/team.html

DO-IT (Producer). (2001). College: You can DO-IT! [Motion picture].
(Available from DO-IT, University of Washington, BOX 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Supporting materials also available)
In this video presentation, students with disabilities and staff share advice for success in college. It is designed for high school students with disabilities preparing for college. The presentation is open-captioned and audio-described to assure access to the content for viewers who are deaf or blind, respectively (Run Time: ~ 13:43 minutes).
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/college.html

DO-IT (Producer). (2001). Taking charge: Stories of success and self-determination. [Motion picture].
(Available from DO-IT, University of Washington, BOX 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Supporting materials also available.)
This videotape (16:34 minutes) and accompanying publication synthesizes the advice of successful young people and adults with disabilities about how to succeed.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/taking_charge.html

 

Web Sites

Association on Higher Education And Disability
The Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. The Association is a vital resource, promoting excellence through education, communication, and training.
http://www.ahead.org/

The Faculty Room
The Faculty Room is a feature of the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Web site, offering space for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn how to create classroom environments and activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities. It includes six primary areas that address issues faced by postsecondary educators: Accommodation Strategies, Rights and Responsibilities, Faculty Resources, Interactive Faculty Presentations, DO-IT Prof, and Resources for Staff and Administrators.
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/

HEATH Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
This website includes both practical information and research reports related specifically to students with disabilities in postsecondary education. Some topics and reports address issues concerning students with specific types of disabilities (i.e., psychiatric disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, brain injury, etc.).
http://www.heath.gwu.edu/

LD In Depth: College & College Prep
This is the postsecondary education area of the LD Online Web site. LD Online is a Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals. The postsecondary strand has articles written by leading experts, research findings reported by top researchers, and the latest news in the field of learning disabilities.
http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/college

Mobility International USA
Although the majority of postsecondary institutions do not offer support for students with disabilities to study abroad, there are resources for those who dream of doing so. MIUSA works to: educate people with disabilities and related organizations about international exchange opportunities; increase the participation of people with disabilities in the full range of international volunteer, study, work and research programs; advise international exchange organizations about the Americans with Disabilities Act; and facilitate partnerships between people with disabilities, disability-related organizations and international exchange organizations
http://www.miusa.org/

National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports (NCSPES)
The Rehabilitation Research & Training Center is a National Center that envision to move beyond what has and has not worked in the past, towards a new system of educational supports for people with disabilities in the 21st century. It also promotes a model Postsecondary program of the future that must foster high expectations, build self-confidence, and develop an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of all students.
http://www.rrtc.hawaii.edu


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