Think College!: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
This book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college. A critical resource for education professionals to read and share with families, Think College helps readers
- understand the three current models for postsecondary education (PSE): inclusive individual supports; substantially separate, noninclusive classes; and hybrid approaches
- overcome the common challenges and barriers to PSE for students with significant disabilities
- plan effective, person-centered transition services for high school students as they pursue PSE
- support students as they manage the practical aspects of a positive PSE experience
- connect students' PSE experiences directly to employment and their other individual life goals
- discover how exciting legislation and policy changes will affect future PSE options
Throughout the book, vignettes and first-person narratives from students and families underscore the benefits and challenges of PSE, and detailed profiles of real programs illustrate what a wide range of postsecondary options look like. Readers will also get the helpful tools they need to create effective programs and ease students' transition to PSE, including a self-advocacy checklist, a program evaluation tool, sample student schedules, and a college-planning checklist for students and families.
Grigal, M. & Hart, D. (2009). Think College!: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.