December 4, 2014
Prospective students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology.
We were recently made aware of a really terrific resource for the families of young adults with special needs who are currently involved in the college selection process.
Compiled by the website BestColleges.com, this guide, entitled "College Resources for Students with Disabilities," covers a wide range of topics including students' legal rights and many aspects of campus life. It also offers provides links to many useful apps and other sources of valuable information.
NESCA's Transition-to-College Services
"...consultation with a transition specialist is an ideal way to start the college selection process."
If the BestColleges guide is not wide enough in scope or doesn't address your own specific needs and interests--of if you're just bewildered by the process and would like some help with it--let us remind you that NESCA offers a wide range of transition services, now including community-based, pre-college coaching and wraparound consultation on college selection.
NESCA transition specialist Sandy Storer, MSW will support students (and their families) in the development of a college planning timeline, creation of college lists, learning how to explore a college online, planning college visits, researching support services and more.
Importantly, transition specialists are able to visit colleges with students to help them get the most from their experience, reality-test “fit,” and investigate beyond official admissions presentations.