College / Continuing Ed: PREPARING FOR COLLEGE FOR SPECIAL ED HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE

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Barbara:  My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia on her 6th birthday, fought for 2.6 years, went into remission for 10 months, then relapsed and eventually needed a bone marrow transplant. She missed most of elementary school. She is classified as a Special Education. She is now 15 and a sophomore. She wants to go away to four year College but her academics are not up to par. Where do you recommend we start looking? I understand we need to flip her to a 504 plan that will follow her through but I’m lost with how we start looking for a College. We live in NJ and would like her to look in NJ or a neighboring state.

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Barbara: You’ll find helpful information and resources here: http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/college.index.htm

Think about these options. Prep schools have some great summer programs to strengthen academic deficits. Look around at the prep schools in an around your area and in the neighboring states. New Jersey also has a wide array of special programs catered to certain populations — they call them pre-college summer programs –google the local and surrounding colleges and see what they offer. Would you consider her going to a prep school (repeating her sophomore year) to strengthen her academic skills for college prep? W7L69

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