The college search process can be grueling. It is an emotional time, when your student is ready to exit high school and try something new. IN addition to all the considerations necessary for anyone to prepare for college, families of children with ID have a whole list of OTHER things to keep in mind when preparing for college: what supports will be available? How will we pay for it? How inclusive is the program? What will this experience prepare my child for?
Think College Webinar
Many high school programs supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities want to move from providing traditional school-based transition services but don’t know where to start or where to find the resources to make changes. In this webinar, staff from the Think College Transition project share information and new resources that resulted from a 4-year collaborative project with three inclusive dual enrollment partnerships.
Talking to professors, ordering lunch in the cafeteria, and planning to meet friends at a basketball game. Are these just fun activities that many young adults participate in, or are they the starting points for developing comprehensive, student-centered Individual Education Program (IEP) goals for transition-age youth? They're both! This webinar explores how to use diverse college and community experiences to develop measurable IEP goals and benchmarks that support student growth and success.
Students who are attending the University of Kansas Transition to Postsecondary Education (KU TPE) program participate in 24 hours of KU coursework during the certificate program. These are typical college courses that are inclusive and available to all undergraduate students.
Looking for a job can sometimes feel overwhelming and frustrating. There are some key strategies that can make the process easier and get you a job offer faster. Research has shown that careful planning, using your networks and successful negotiation with employers can assist individuals with disabilities to find and maintain good jobs, with good pay. Join us to learn more about these techniques, hear success stories and get your questions answered.