Preparing for College and Continuing Education

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Circulation: 76,900
ISSN: 1538-320
March 16, 2010

It's time to contemplate the dreaded "C" word - whether your child is 14 years old and you are starting to think about college or you are a tireless self-advocate who is determined to take the next logical step upward in your life.

Parents of students with disabilities are often surprised to learn that their college-bound kids are no longer eligible for services.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find information to help you plan ahead, choose a postsecondary school, find ways to finance continuing education and advice about challenges students with disabilities will encounter as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education.

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Summary of Academic Achievement & Functional Performance

When your child graduates from high school with a regular diploma or “ages out” of special education, IDEA requires the school to provide a “summary of academic achievement and functional performance.” Read What's the Intent of a Summary of Performance (SOP)?


Quick Guide to Accommodations on the SAT

There is a great deal of confusion about how to obtain accommodations on the SAT. Our research editor, Sue Whitney, provided the information in this Quick Guide to Accommodations on the SAT.


Choosing a School That's Right for You

Find excellent articles, information, and resources for students making plans to attend career or vocational training, college, or continuing education. College: Continuing and Higher Education

video seriesFrom Where I Sit is a powerful video series of eight CSU students with disabilities who share their experiences in the college classroom.

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Transition to Life After High School

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  • Transfer of Rights
  • Notice Before Graduation
  • Summary of Performance

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