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Going to College -- Edited by Elizabeth Evans Getzel, M.A., & Paul Wehman, Ph.D.

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A college education can open the door to greater participation in the workplace and community. With this urgently needed, research-based book, readers will learn what they can do to make this crucial opportunity available to young people with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals who work in high schools and colleges — including disability service coordinators, guidance counselors, administrators, and general and special educators — will use this important resource to
  • help students make all of the necessary preparations, including selecting a college, applying, determining eligibility for services, and securing financial aid
  • create welcoming college classrooms through the use of universally designed instructional strategies, assessment methods, and accommodations and supports
  • address the specific needs of students who have psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities and ADHD, and developmental disabilities
  • promote the important concept of self-determination to aid students in their transition to college life and professional life
  • learn students’ rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • help students practice for and make the transition to the working world, using resources such as internships, career centers, and business partnerships
Filled with case studies, best practices, program guidelines, and strategies, this is a required resource for anyone who educates or coordinates services for individuals with disabilities. Readers will discover their part in helping young people gain access to a meaningful college education — one that promotes independence and responsibility, sharpens social skills, and builds a strong foundation for a successful career.
 
Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword
James R. Patton

Preface
Acknowledgments

Section I: COLLEGE PLANNING AND ADMISSIONS

  1. The Need and the Challenges Associated with Going to College
    Paul Wehman and Satoko Yasuda

  2. Understanding the Regulatory Environment
    Virginia J. Reilly and Trent Davis

  3. Self-Determination and the Transition to Postsecondary Education
    Colleen A. Thoma and Michael L. Wehmeyer

  4. Preparing for College
    Elizabeth Evans Getzel

  5. The Role of Disability Support Services
    J. Trey Duffy and John Gugerty
Section II: CREATING A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
  1. Implementing Universal Design for Instruction to Promote Inclusive College Teaching
    Sally S. Scott and Joan M. McGuire

  2. Expanding Support Services on Campus
    Elizabeth Evans Getzel and Shannon McManus

  3. Strategies for Students with Hidden Disabilities in Professional School
    Shannon McManus and Lisa Donegan Shoaf

  4. The Role of Technology in Preparing for College and Careers
    Sheryl Burgstahler

  5. Training University Faculty and Staff
    Elizabeth Evans Getzel and Donald E. Finn, Jr.
Section III: APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
  1. Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
    Linda S. Albrecht

  2. Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
    Michael F. Hock

  3. Dual Enrollment as a Postsecondary Education Option for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
    Debra Hart, Karen Zimbrich, and David R. Parker

Section IV: CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT

  1. Internships and Field Experiences
    Lori W. Briel and Elizabeth Evans Getzel

  2. Career Planning and Placement
    Lori W. Briel and Paul Wehman

Index

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