Fading Support in College: The Path to Independence
This Grab and Go fact sheet summarizes best practices for coaches and mentors who support dually enrolled students with intellectual disabilities and autism on college campuses. A list of related items for an educational coach professional portfolio is included. We offer suggestions on promoting independence and gradually fading prompts to maximize a student’s potential for independence. These suggestions are provided in a naturally occurring order, but not all steps are necessary, and the student's abilities and needs should guide the process.
Bean, J. & Paiewonsky, M. (2017). Fading support in college: The path to independence, Think College Transition Grab and Go Practices, Number 2. Institute for Community Inclusion: University of Massachusetts Boston.