The Power to Spring Up: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students With Significant Disabilities

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-05
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
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Who says students with disabilities can't go to college? Why should education stop after high school? The Power to Spring Up shows that postsecondary learning is both possible and rewarding for students with significant disabilities' (autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities). Just as it does for their typically developing peers, more education leads to better job opportunities, greater independence-a more interesting life!

Author Biography

Diana M. Katovitch is a special education teacher in Waterloo, New York. She earned a B.S. in education from Syracuse University, and a M.S. in Reading Education from The State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland. She lives with her family in Union Springs, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Prologuep. xv
Students with Significant Disabilities in Postsecondary Education
"A Life Worth Living": Postsecondary Education and Students with Significant Disabilitiesp. 1
What's Transition Got to Do with Postsecondary Education?p. 23
Addressing the Elephant in the Lecture Hall: Inclusion and Postsecondary Program Optionsp. 33
Program Profiles
More about Optionsp. 51
Storming the Ivory Tower: College-Based Transition Program: Buffalo State Collegep. 63
A Matter of Degree: The Venture Program at Bellevue College and ReThink Higher Education's Passport Programp. 69
Taking Care of Business: The Occupational Training Program, Eastern New Mexico Universityp. 79
Five Hundred Graduates Strong: The Threshold Program, Lesley Universityp. 85
Learning to Take Ownership: The College Internship Program at the Berkshire Centerp. 89
Sharing the Gift of Music: The Berkshire Hills Music Academyp. 95
Becoming Part of a Greater World: Vista Vocational Program and Chapel Haven R.E.A.C.H. Programp. 101
"Energy Is Anything That Causes a Change": The Career and Community Studies Program at The College of New Jerseyp. 113
A Spectrum of Support: College Options for Students with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 119
Working without a Net: Students with SD Attending College on Their Ownp. 135
Making It So-Advice for Students, Their Parents, and Secondary Education Professionals
So You Want to Go to College? Advice to Studentsp. 151
Touching the Future: The Secondary Teacher's Role in Facilitating PSEp. 167
Time to Face the Music: Parents' Roles in Building Competence for PSEp. 179
The Buck Stops Here: The Fine Art of Financingp. 193
The Nuts and Bolts of College Admissions: How to startp. 201
And They're Off! Supporting Your Student during the College Yearsp. 215
Epilogue Removing the Stonep. 233
References and Recommended Readingp. 237
Resourcesp. 243
Advice for Students with Disabilities about College Accommodationsp. 247
Advice to Students with Acquired Brain Injuryp. 251
Glossaryp. 255
Indexp. 259
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