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Transition Consultation

The transition from high school to college for students with disabilities can be challenging as students often find themselves unprepared for the rigors of college life. The RCLD offers consultation services for students and families who are beginning to consider postsecondary education. Our consultation services assist students and families navigating the gap between high school and college while discussing the steps needed for student success.

Through the transition consultation, students and parents learn about the key transition areas and gain a better understanding of disability services at the college level. The consultation outcome will provide guidance regarding disability documentation, academic accommodations at the postsecondary level, and student success skills necessary to achieve college goals.

 

The 60 minute consultation topics include:

  • Legal and practical differences between high school and college
  • Disability services in college
  • Issues related to the parent role in their student’s transition
  • Importance of disability documentation
  • Accessing college accommodations
  • Action steps which may include updating documentation needs, researching college disability services offices, and personal skill building (e.g., time management, self-advocacy, assistive technology, and study skills)

At the end of the appointment, students will receive a folder with resources, action steps, and a quick reference transition guide (Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities).

 

To be eligible for the RCLD Transition Consultation service, students must:

  1. have a diagnosed disability. Preference given to students on an IEP, 504 Plan or Accommodation Plan form a private school.
  2. be in tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade, and
  3. have a goal of attending college following graduation from high school.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 706-542-4589.

 

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