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(2015, July ) | Useful to Parent Centers in their SSIP work and systems change activities. Graduation requirements and diploma options for students with disabilities who participate in the general assessment have been a topic of interest for many years. The recent push for all students, including those with disabilities, to leave school ready for […]

(2015) Useful to Parent Centers, professionals, and families working with youth who have disabilities interested in attending college Making My Way through College is aimed at helping students with disabilities navigate postsecondary education. The guide provides information and resources on preparing for and succeeding in college and transitioning from college into the world of work that […]

(2015) See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma. The statistics come from Education Week’s Diplomas Count: Life After Special Education. and relate to students with: Hearing Impairment Emotional Disturbance Specific Learning Disability Autism Intellectual Disability http://www.edweek.org/ew/dc/2015/by-the-numbers-students-with-disabilities.html

(Published October 2014) This 1-hour webinar from SRI International is now available on YouTube. Learn about new findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) on factors that improve educational and employment outcomes of youth with emotional disturbance.

(Published 2015) There are more than 1,000 colleges that offer at least a Bachelor’s degree online. People can study any one of 100 different subjects without ever setting foot on campus. Some programs focus on rural students; other programs focus on commuter students. Some deliver live video feeds of an on-campus class. Others have an […]

The 2015 edition of Education Week’s Diplomas Count report—Next Steps: Life After Special Education—explores the experiences of students with disabilities who are coming of age at a time when they, like all high school students, are increasingly expected to perform to high academic standards and to prepare for further education or training and a productive […]

The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, The Condition of Education 2015 presents 42 key indicators on important topics […]

Rising high school graduation rates are a hope spot in America and a critical first step out of poverty for millions of young people. For three decades since the 1970s, those rates flat-lined as millions of students left both high school and their dreams behind them. This sixth annual report to the nation highlights the […]

This comprehensive guide examines the laws that impact a child with special needs, the importance of the individualized education plan, and the different paths a child with special needs can take after graduating from high school. “The Journey to Life after High School” not only provides the steps that need to be taken prior to […]

Transitioning from high school to college includes two phases. Preparing for college, including testing, securing financial aid, and choosing your postsecondary school. Succeeding in college, which requires numerous self-management skills. This page lists many resources for students with disabilities to prepare for and to succeed in college. https://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/accesscollege/student-lounge/college