Life at college and university is quite different than life at high school, and it is not always easy to know what to expect. It can be difficult to sort through all of the information that is available from different colleges and universities and to narrow it all down to the important details. This guide aims to bring together all of the information that you need in one place – to help ease this transition and put you on the path to success at post-secondary school.
Making the transition is an exciting and scary process, and even though it may be difficult, it’s important to take ownership of the process and work to become independent. When you arrive at college or university, the professors and staff will want to hear from you directly and not from your parents. Now is the time to gain the knowledge and tools that you need to take control of this exciting time in your life and to become a true self-advocate.
The process of transitioning to post-secondary school can be a challenging process. Many students will need a fair amount of support while making this transition, and that’s normal. At the same time, it is the person that is making the transition – the student – who needs to take ownership of the transition. This guide is here to help parents and educators learn about resources and supports available to students with disabilities, in order that they can help guide students through this process. It is also very important for students to learn this information themselves, and to prepare themselves in order to access accommodations and advocate for themselves once they reach post-secondary school.
Tips for parents in supporting your child through this transition: