Learning


Family Support in Post-Secondary Education

This webinar looks at positive ways that families can help support their youth with disabilities in post-secondary education opportunities. It is important to know the major differences between high school and post-secondary education as it pertains to laws, advocacy, and responsibility. Although the level of family involvement in post-secondary education is usually much less than in high school there are effective and appropriate ways to support youth success in this new environment.

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Building Self Advocacy and Self Care Skills

It is important to discuss how your son or daughter's special education team and medical providers can incorporate specific health goals into the scope of education and health transition planning - including self-advocacy and decision-making skills. This page highlights what families can do at home to build self-care, self-management, and self-advocacy skills.

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National Technical Assistance Transition Center

NTACT assists State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment. Click below to learn more about how NTACT is improving postsecondary outcomes for all students with disabilities, and the resources they provide.

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Planning for College Success

Preparing for college includes taking any necessary assessments (e.g. SATs), ensuring current diagnostic test results are available to document the student's disability, developing self-advocacy skills, and other steps depending on the selected type of college program. See this page to learn more.

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Iowa IDEA Information

The i3 website is a one-stop-shop for procedures, guidance and resources on special education for parents, families, educators and partner agencies. The site can be easily translated into different languages, and includes many transition related resources.

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