Transitions in education for students with disabilities

Tara Bryant

By Tara Bryant and Cody Kuiper

In the years leading up to their graduation, most high school students will go down a basic checklist of things they want to see in their prospective universities. This list may include things like class size, campus aesthetics or maybe the night-life the town has to offer.

But for the 6.4 million high school students with disabilities, that list becomes much longer and more complicated. These students have to consider the specific accommodations they acquire at school, whether they be for a physical disability or a learning disability, as well as a more difficult transition into a bigger learning environment.

The transitions these students face can include many challenges, as they learn to deal with their disabilities outside the confines of their high schools. Most importantly, they will be asked to do much more difficult work without the same type of learning assistance they…

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