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Planning for College Success Now: Recommendations for IEP Team

Planning for College Success Now: Recommendations for IEP Team

In this webinar, the presenter discusses the many college expectations for entering college freshmen and what middle and secondary school students with intellectual disability, their teachers, and parents can do to prepare for those expectations. They also discussed ways to develop and support IEP goals that align with the preparation, knowledge, and skills students need for college. Tips, tools, and strategies were shared.

Maria Paiewonsky is a transition specialist and the director of the UMass Boston Transition Leadership program. With the enactment of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, a growing number of opportunities exist across the country for students with ID to attend college. In this timeframe, we have learned a lot about how students with ID meet higher expectations when given the chance to learn and work with their peers at college. At the same time, we have also learned more about how we can better prepare younger students for college success. Maria's focus in this webinar is on college preparation.

There is also a Think College publication available that complements this webinar here.


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