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A case study of accommodations for transition - age students with intellectual disabilities

A case study of accommodations for transition - age students with intellectual disabilities

This paper presents a qualitative study of the experiences of three transition-aged students with intellectual disabilities, their parent(s), faculty, and Disability Services Office (DSO) professionals after the students had taken at least two courses at their local community college. The students were part of the College Career Connection (CCC) project, a cohort of 25 high school students in Massachusetts, age 18-22, who were supported in inclusive postsecondary education by their high school and the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts - Boston. The focus is on understanding academic accommodation using a semi-structured interview format of core questions and additional questions created for each specific role (student, parent, faculty, etc.). Extensive quotes from the interviews are used to illustrate key themes.

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Zafft, C. (2006). A case study of accommodations for transition - age students with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 18(2), 167-175. -.

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2006
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