Postsecondary Transition in Special Education: A Parent and Student Perspective

June 29, 2015

From Education Week: When students with disabilities leave high school, they also leave behind the extensive rules and regulations that come with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. While many young adults can transition seamlessly into college or work, others find the lack of structure challenging. Parents may not know where to get the additional assistance that their children may still need. Young adults, unused to self-advocacy, may find it difficult to navigate a new set of expectations and requirements.

Join Education Week staff writer Christina Samuels, along with a young adult with dyslexia heading to college, and a parent-advocate who also has an adult son with an intellectual disability, on June 30, 2015 at 2-3pm ET as they discuss ways to ease the transition process for students and their families. For more information, visit this link: http://www.edweek.org/ew/events/chats/2015/06/30/chat-postsecondary-tran...