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Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

TRANSITION FROM HIGH-SCHOOL TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

Making the leap from high-school to post-secondary education can be difficult for anyone but especially for students with disabilities who may require additional considerations and accommodations. It is imperative that students with disabilities receive timely and relevant information to help make a smooth and successful transition into post-secondary education. Being uninformed or unprepared can lead to unmet needs, emotional stress, and poor academic performance.

Transition programs and resources are a useful way for students with disabilities to determine what they should expect when entering a post-secondary institution, and to obtain valuable information about available programs and services. Though some of these programs may not be feasible at smaller colleges or universities, institutions should explore practical ways to facilitate transition for students in to PSE.



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