Education does not end when we graduate from high school. Some individuals with disabilities go on to college, some take advantage of technical training for a certain kind of job, and some continue to learn daily living and general job skills.
If college is in the future, there are steps students with disabilities need to be taking now to make sure they are ready.
GAFutures– planning tool includes students as early as middle school; Financial Aid Wizard and HOPE scholarship updates can help with funding.
Wrightslaw Help for College Students with Disabilities
Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities
Going to College – A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
Transition Year/Your Source for Emotional Health at College
Postsecondary Education and Students with Disabilities – This document explains the legal obligations that postsecondary institutions have toward students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
Instituciones De Educación Postsecundaria Y Estudiantes Con Discapacidades – Este documento explica las obligaciones legales que las instituciones de educación postsecundaria tienen hacia los estudiantes con discapacidades bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades, la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación y la Ley de Vivienda Justa.
Read Helen’s story about transition and attending a college in Georgia.
Some students may find they want to learn technical skills after high school. Technical schools provide training for future occupations in such things as car repair, cosmetology, childcare, and computer repair.
There are opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to attend programs that allow them to participate in college learning experiences.
Find out more from Think College
Inclusive Post-Secondary Education in Georgia
A site that unites college students with disabilities and discusses access to higher education and employment issues.
Watch this video series featuring eight California State University students with disabilities sharing their experiences in the college classroom.
This video was created by parents, as a conversation between parents, to help families understand this transition opportunity. Because services are frequently evolving, please contact the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency for more information.
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