Preparing Students With Disabilities For College

May 14 2021

Presenter: Georgia Fruechtenicht is the Special Education Parent Mentor for Coweta County Schools, and the mother of two teenagers with disabilities including Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Chronic Illness, and Learning Disabilities. Georgia is a graduate of Wofford College and the University Of Mississippi School Of Law. She has been supporting parents of children with disabilities for 15 years. During that time, she has been a trainer for Parent to Parent of Georgia, the Americans with Disabilities Act Network, and Spectrum’s Kommunity Inclusion Project. She is also a Certified Sanity School Trainer. She is passionate about empowering parents to manage their children’s challenges so they can become successful, independent adults.

Did you know that approximately 20% of students attending college are impacted by disabilities? Even though there are no IEPs in college, students with disabilities who are on a general education track CAN attend college and receive accommodations. Preparation is crucial to their success! Join us as Georgia Fruechtenicht, Special Education Parent Mentor for Coweta County Schools, teaches you how to prepare your student with a disability for college. Georgia is also the mother of two kids with disabilities, one of whom is a high school senior planning to attend college next year. She wants you to takeaway the following concepts from this webinar: The differences between high school and college, how a student can request and receive accommodations in college, and how parents and teachers can prepare students to advocate for themselves.

Running time: 51:29

Handouts: https://p2pga.box.com/s/5rjqv78y0nx16zyjv2lj7rr7exlqe2jx

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