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Developing parent‐professional partnerships in a postsecondary education program for students with disabilities

Developing parent‐professional partnerships in a postsecondary education program for students with disabilities

Opportunities are increasing for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to attend postsecondary education programs located at college campuses around the nation. Students who attend postsecondary education programs experience numerous positive outcomes, including independent living skills and expanded social networks. However, although parent‐professional partnerships could significantly enhance long‐term outcomes such as competitive employment and independent living, there is a paucity of information about the nature of these partnerships in postsecondary settings. The purpose of this expository article is to describe how staff from a midwestern postsecondary education program facilitate parent‐professional partnerships through parent involvement and support.

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Francis, G. L., Fuchs, E., Johnson, A. D., Gordon, S., & Grant, A. (2016). Developing parent‐professional partnerships in a postsecondary education program for students with disabilities. Psychology In The Schools, doi:10.1002/pits.21974

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2016
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