Students & Families
Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
This website is divided into three sections: My Place, where students learn how to use their strengths, learning style and interests to set goals for college; Campus Life, where students can find out what to expect in college and what professors will expect from them; and Planning for College, where students learn what you can do now to prepare for and apply to college.
High School vs. College Expectations
This document reveals in one page the differences in academic and independent life expectations between high school and college. An excerpt from a journal article regarding students with learning disabilities, it is critically relevant for secondary teachers, parents, and students interested in a college pathway.
Why College?? FND Webinar
This webinar explores the different options and describes what Inclusive Post-secondary Education is. Presented on October 2, 2018 by Dr. Danie Roberts-Dahm.
Parent/Student Assurances Document
Document from Northern Kentucky University
Student College Resource Guide
This 28 page guide (2018) contains tips and suggestions by students – for students, as well as a student-friendly college checklist, college planning tool, strategies to discuss college with parents and much more. A great downloadable tool for teachers, families, and students when considering college.
The Parent Handbook for the On Campus Transition Residential Program at the District on Kernan
This handbook is a parent’s guide to the On Campus Transition Residential Program option for students with intellectual disabilities attending the University of North Florida.
This web site can help individuals and families plan for life after graduation.
PACER'S National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
The road to adulthood for youth with disabilities is filled with opportunity, and parents play a key role. PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment is ready with the information families want, presented in a way families can use.
College - Possible for students with intellectual disabilities
Why College for students with intellectual disability, Why Not? View the TED X Charleston video and find out.
Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide
This downloadable (40 + page) guide from Autism Speaks is written for youth with autism and their families with 11 sections including Types of PSE programs, Life on Campus, Peer-to-Peer Advice, and Advice for Parents.
Students with an Intellectual Disability Share Their College Experience
“Family Discussion: College IS a Realistic Goal” presented at Family CAFÉ
This Family CAFÉ presentation provides families with an overview of inclusive postsecondary education, the different programs of study, individualized accommodations and modifications, employment outcomes, and FCIHE.com resources available. Webinar can be viewed online here: Webinar: College IS a Realistic Goal
Academic Access presented at VISIONS
This VISIONS Conference presentation provides the viewer with 4 examples of differing Programs of Study, program lengths, and career foci for Inclusive Postsecondary Education programs in Florida.
Colleges Support Students with Intellectual Disability to Succeed presented at ACE
This presentation at the ACE Conference provided families with a practical understanding of what students with ID need to succeed in the areas of academics and college life, as well as lists a number of informational resources.
Exploring Inclusive College Options for Students with ID presented at ESSEI
This presentation provided families and teachers a brief overview of and an interactive session to explore inclusive postsecondary education and resources available on FCIHE.com
Ten Truths From 150 (or 200) Years of Our Lives
A 60-minute Keynote by Ann and Rud Turnbull, “Ten Truths From 150 (or 200) Years Of Our Lives”, presented at the 2017 TASH Annual Conference. This Keynote shares the joys and sorrows in the adventurous journey of the Turnbull family, but especially their son’s journey to an enviable life, regardless of his significant disability. The Turnbulls’ share the requisite dignity, community, justice, and joy that must be present when living with, encouraging, or serving an individual with a significant disability. Ten (Plus) Truths from 150 (or 200) Years of Our Lives PDF
Funding Available for High School Transition Clubs
The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA) has $6,000 in annual funding to high schools to develop and implement College and Career Transition Clubs (CCT Clubs) throughout Florida.
Include Me in College: A Webinar
Parents! This is for you… Include Me in College. A Think College webinar from mom’s perspective about her daughter deciding and then attending college.
A Day in the Life at UCF
Amanda shows viewers a typical day at Inclusive Education Services at UCF.
Notetaking Skills Webinar by Center on Technology and Disability
This webinar for families begins with a discussion of the purpose of note-taking and useful strategies to employ, useful for both secondary and postsecondary environments.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
This website contains resources and information for youth including teaching and learning, postsecondary education and employment, transition planning and community resources, youth development and family participation, and linking systems.
Guide Posts for Success
The National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth (CWD/Youth) has identified Guideposts for Success based on what research tells us that all youth need to transition to adulthood successfully. For secondary educators & families.
2017 SEPSEA Building Institute Booklet
This booklet includes ten breakout sessions that were presented at the 2017 Building Institute.