Today, more and more students with an intellectual disability (ID) are taking part in post-secondary education (PSE). This is an exciting time.
PSE options are varied—including universities, community colleges, specialized programs for persons with an ID, vocational training, and certificate programs.
And expectations are high. The success students experience in a PSE program is being measured in areas such as academic growth, employment skills, increased independence, relationships and self-determination. These are just a few and there are more.
Finding a PSE program that best fits your expectations requires research and time. Start planning early. Here are a few tips from other parents:
Once you make a decision, you can start to put all the pieces of your plan together. Expect that there may be challenges along the way.
Don’t lose hope. With your persistence and strategic planning, you can help pave the way for your child to attend the PSE option of his or her choice.
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Categories: Education & Schools