In this episode, Shellee and Annie discuss:
- What parents and students should know about college accommodation for students with disabilities
- Student’s and parent’s guide to the college transition
- Finding the best fit school for your child
- Prior to submitting an application and prior to committing to a college, parents, and students with health conditions should determine what accommodations they might require, and what questions they should ask the disability services providers at each college.
- You can’t always expect your child to be able to adjust to college, especially if you have a strong bond with each other. However, it is important to start gradually, allowing them to handle some responsibilities without your constant presence, so they will not struggle too much when they start college.
- For a child with physical disabilities and health conditions, finding and utilizing some resources will help you find schools that are physically accessible to your child, and talking to the Disability Support Office prior to applying is the best way to make sure you get the best fit school for your child.
“If students were getting better transition support services, if their families were getting more information prior to just the end of the senior year about what they should be doing, we might be in a better situation where you might actually see students with disabilities having higher graduation rates and success rates in the future.” — Annie Tulkin
About Annie Tulkin: Annie is the Founder and Director of Accessible College and an author and public speaker. She is an expert in college transition for students with physical disabilities and health conditions. She assisted undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students with physical disabilities and health conditions with the college accommodations process for over 5 years; provided one-on-one consultations to students experiencing academic challenges; coordinated tutoring services for undergraduate students; scheduled and taught study skills workshops, and worked collaboratively with Residential Living to assist students with physical disabilities and health conditions.
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Show notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.
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