Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education - A New Brief

“Banning the parent from the process is a dangerous idea and often places roadblocks in the student’s way that didn’t need to be there.”
Just because a student turns 18 doesn’t mean they are now equipped and have all the correct answers – or even know the questions to ask. And, that's where the parent comes in. A parent is often the most valuable resource for a student with a disability embarking on the journey of attending college.

With the conclusion of the school year comes thoughts about both higher education and higher expectations as students are accepted to college. There is no better time to think about ways in which you, as a parent, can remain engaged in your young adult's education.

This new brief, published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth), offers insight into the best places to start on this exciting next step. To read more, go to:

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