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College Preparation for Special Needs Students

Supporting a child with special needs in college requires addressing their individual needs. Here are ways parents can provide support:

Educate Yourself on Your Child’s Disability

You can assist your child in discovering their strengths and understanding any potential challenges. You can act as a coach, helping your child stay focused on their strengths and providing encouragement during setbacks.

Assist Your Child in the IEP Process

When creating a personalized plan for support and special services with the university, your child’s active participation is crucial due to their maturity level. Involving them in this process will enhance its effectiveness and success.

Think About What Worked for Your Child in High School

Assist your child in reflecting on which supports were beneficial during high school, identifying any that may have been counterproductive, and recognizing those that had little impact on achieving educational goals. This reflection will be valuable in formulating a strategy for university.

Help Your Child Develop Time Management

Like any incoming college student, your child with special needs will need to acquire time management skills to effectively schedule both study and recreation time in the flexible university environment.

Explore the Accommodations That Different Universities Have to Offer

The quality of universities can vary depending on your child’s specific educational requirements.

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