College Visit Questions
Ever wondered what questions you should ask on your college visit to assure academic success. We have created a list of basic questions that we feel should always be asked. Read about them at College Visit Questions.
Free online College courses
If you ever wonder what a college course is like, here is your chance to participate in an online college course for free. Online Courses provides lectures from colleges such as MIT, Harvard and many others.
Difference between High School and College.
Letter of Intent
February 6th, is the date for high school senior athletes to sign their National Letter of Intent. For Student-Athletes with Educational-Impacting Disabilities this is a time to investigate where they plan to attend college. There are many factors that must be considered before making their final decision. Read about these factors before signing your National Letter of Intent.
Is College Worth It!
CNN had an episode talking about if it is worth attending college. With the raising cost to college tuition many students question if it is worth them attending. Watch this video from CNN to learn more.
Student-Led IEP Meetings
Student-Led IEP meetings are a great way to improve your child's advocating skills. One of the hardest things to do as a student with a disability is to advocate for yourself.
that if you have a documented disability, you may receive accommodations on
your ACT or SAT testing. To receive these accommodations you must request them
from the ACT or SAT. ACT/SAT Accommodation info
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DID YOU KNOW
- 6% of enrolled students in higher education have identified themselves as have a disability.
- The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 15%.
- 44% of Students with Disabilities participated in adult education activities.
- 33% of students with disabilities in grades 7-12 participated on a sports team.
- 5.4% of students age 3-21 have a Learning Disability. This is the largest group of students with disabilities.
- 13.6% of school age students 3-21 qualify for Special Education services.
- 43% of high school seniors who participated on an athletic team has plans to attend college.
- In the Fall of 2012, 21.6 million students are expected to attend American Colleges and Universities.
- 79% of Universities distribute materials designed to encourage student with disabilities to identify themselves with Disability Services.
- In 2009 all institutions reported enrolling approximately 707,000 students with disabilities.
- In 2007-08 10.8% of Students with Disabilities were enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
- In 2005-06 57% of Students with Disabilities exited high school without a regular diploma.
- The average ACT score in the United States is a 21.1%.
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NCAA Eligibility: Student-Athletes with Education Impacting Disabilities get another positive review. Check it out on Life of the Bombay Iyengar Listen to Disability Success LIVE on Blog Talk Radio. 4/13/2013 at 11:00pm EST. Interviewed by @CoachBigB Listen here! Check out another review on "NCAA Eligibility: Student-Athletes with Education-Impacting Disabilities". This review comes from Special Needs Book Review. "NCAA Eligibility: Student-Athletes with Education Impacting Disabilities" receives a review from Lynn Parson. Lynn is a Blogger and Educational Diagnostician. Check out her review on her blog Parson's Post Equal Opportunity for Athletics
Follow up on our first success story from Alan Hieber. Alan is a freshman at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Alan's story Now available!! NCAA Eligibility: Student-Athletes with Education-Impacting Disabilities. A resource guide for inspiring NCAA
Student-Athletes who have an Education-Impacting disability. NCAA requirements,
NCAA accommodations, disability services, student questioner, and more useful
tips to qualify with the NCAA. BY LAW, IF YOU HAVE A DOCUMENTED DISABILITY, YOU CAN RECEIVE ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENTS AND AUXILIARY AIDS ON ANY COLLEGE CAMPUS. MORE INFO...
Understanding the Law
In the K-12 environment, 3 laws apply:
-Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
-Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
In the post-secondary environment, 2 laws apply:
-Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
-Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)