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Programs for Youth with Significant Disabilities

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Programs for Youth with Significant Disabilities
Resources Related to Postsecondary Education for People with Disabilities
 

Programs for students with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities are available at a number of postsecondary locations in Florida. These programs provide age-appropriate opportunities for learning, employment preparation, recreational and leisure activities, social interactions and developing natural supports.

More information is available on the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education website at www.FCIHE.com.

Resources

Checklists for College-Bound Students with Disabilities
http://fcihe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ChecklistsforCollege.docx
Provides checklists for students with specific disabilities that describe resources and services to investigate, people to contact, information to share, behaviors to practice and more.

Developing a Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Program to Support Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Replication Guide Based on Project Achieve at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)
http://www.fddc.org/sites/default/files/New%20Web-Education.3_11.pdf
This guide, developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, is comprised of two sections. The first section, “An Inside Look at Support Postsecondary Career and Technical Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville” provides an overview of Project Achieve, an inclusive program designed to expand access to Postsecondary Career and Technical programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The second section, “Launching a Support Postsecondary Career and Technical Program”, is for those who are interested in replicating a Support Postsecondary Career and Technical Program at a public state college or community college. This section outlines the tasks involved in developing a program that provides a support system that assists students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to attend classes and earn certification alongside their main Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) program.

Additionally, there are webinars that accompany the Replication Guide Based on Project Achieve at FSCJ. The two webinars explain the replication process and are available on the FSCJ website.

Part A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtLe8A0OZCo

Part B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8UcW0zDVKs

Inclusive Florida Colleges for Students with Intellectual Disability 
http://fcihe.com/participating-colleges/
Provides matrix on postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities in Florida.

Parents’ Guide: Transitioning Your Student from High School to College
http://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/student-disabilities-services/documents/parents-guide.pdf
Highlights the role of parents in the transition process.

Rethinking College
http://www.thinkcollege.net/rethinking-college
Explores the growing movement to include students with intellectual disabilities in higher education through a 25 minute film produced by Think College.

Think College! College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities
http://www.thinkcollege.net/
Think College is an initiative of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, funded by federal grants focused on postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities.

Think College! LEARN
http://www.thinkcollege.net/think-college-learn 
Provides self-paced modules using multimedia tools such as videos, publications, interactive learning activities and podcasts to share information on topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

To-Do Lists for College-bound Students 
http://fcihe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ToDoListsforCollege.docx
Provides lists of activities and student-directed IEP decisions for students in middle school and in each year of high school.

U.S. Department of Education: Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/auxaids.html 
Explains the postsecondary student’s responsibilities to identify the need and give adequate notice of the need. Gives examples of Auxiliary Aids that may be requested.

 

 

The development of this website was funded by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg
through a grant by the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services,
Florida Department of Education (2010 - 2011, 291-2621A-1C008).

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