Success @ School Tip

When a student turns 16, his IEP must be formally revised to include a section called a Transition Plan. This reflects the overall plans for the student’s life after graduation, beginning with a “diploma objective.” For the college-bound student, a Transition Plan could include researching several colleges’ learning disability services and documentation requirements.

Read From High School to College

Updated to include recent research and reflections from students, transition specialists, and families, From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities continues to be the leading resource for preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary education. From an examination of the differences in support at the secondary and postsecondary levels, to developing both academic and non-cognitive skills, to how to find the right “match” between student and institution, this book provides everything students and their families and education team with everything they need to know about the process.

“Elizabeth Hamblet has written the definitive book on the transition from high school to college — not only for students with learning differences, but for students in general. Ms. Hamblet has spent her career in the trenches, working with students at Columbia and elsewhere. From High School to College provides everything — and more — that students and their families need to make this crucial transition a triumphant one.” — Ned Hallowell (Author of Driven to Distraction)

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