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Welcome to the HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center!

Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Now, The HSC Foundation has partnered with the George Washington University to expand the content of this resource and to designate it as the official resource website of The HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Center.

The HEATH Resource Center is a web-based clearinghouse that serves as an information exchange of educational resources, support services and opportunities. The HEATH Resource Center gathers, develops and disseminates information in the form of resource papers, fact sheets, website directories, newsletters, and resource materials.

HEATH Resource Center is a collaborative effort among a network of professionals in the areas of disability, counseling, transition and postsecondary education. Thank you for using our website!

Online vs. Traditional: What to Expect From an Online Bachelor's Degree Program

The bachelor’s degree is an academic degree conferred to students who complete accredited undergraduate programs. The average bachelor’s program takes four years to complete, although completion times range from three to seven years, depending on program-specific demands, as well as whether the student is enrolled part- or full-time.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), roughly 1.9 million bachelor’s degrees are projected to be awarded during the 2016-17 academic year. As the table below indicates, bachelor’s degree attainment has steadily risen in the last three decades.

When considering how best to obtain a degree, there are many options available. To explore the potential options between an online bachelor's degree and a traditional pursuit, there is now a great resource to explore this topic, follow this link: http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/online-bachelors-degree/

 

Study Tips for College Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

More than 4 million Americans reported having learning disabilities in the 2010 census, and yet only 24 percent of young adults with the diagnosis inform their college or university about their special needs. Understanding learning disabilities and eliminating the stigma surrounding them is necessary for students to achieve success in and out of the classroom.

This guide defines and explores three of the most common learning disabilities among college students: dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Additionally, it provides actionable strategies, expert tips and resources for sharing disabilities with instructors, learning in the classroom as well as preparing for and taking exams.

For more information, visit the following website: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/dyslexi... 

COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY FOR MINORITY STUDENTS: SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, & MORE

College affordability is a matter in question for the majority of college students of all races and ethnicities. For many applicants, scholarships can help to offset education costs and may even supplement other forms of financial aid. Minority scholarships, in particular, can help level the playing field for minority groups underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities. The total amount of scholarships for minorities has risen dramatically over the last decade, with more than $96 billion in grants allocated to Hispanic, Alaska-Native, Native Hawaiian, and minority STEM students by the U.S. Department of Education as recently as 2014.

Though a wealth of minority scholarships exist today, each year many eligible students miss out on these scholarships and other special funding opportunities because they find the research process too difficult; awards are often sponsored by so many different organizations and dispersed among so many different institutions that locating minority scholarships specific to your situation can seem nearly impossible. We developed our guide to finding scholarships for minorities to help students just like you maximize their financial aid opportunities. We’ll provide you with easy access to the minority scholarships that could mean big savings for your educational investment, all in one place.

For more information and access to these scholarships, please visit http://www.thebestcolleges.org/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/ 

Guidance and Career Counselors' Toolkit

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Advising High School Students with Disabilities on Postsecondary Options This 192 page resource contains answers to counselors' most frequently asked questions about postsecondary opportunities for students with disabilities. Students and their families are encouraged use the toolkit to help guide their transition planning for college and career. Click here to access the Toolkit online. It has been vetted by the U.S. Department of Education.