Postsecondary Education (PSE)        and Training       November 6, 2012
Postsecondary Education     Preparation…
Postsecondary Education• What is it?  – An optional level of education    that is considered “higher”    education  – Desi...
The Last Year of High School• IDEA requires transition planning for youth  preparing to graduate• To effectively plan for ...
Essential Factors for College              Preparation• Use person-centered planning• Teach and provide opportunities for ...
Preparing to Attend CollegeEntrance Exams   – SATs   – ACTs•Testing accommodations   •Extended time   •Alternative format ...
UniversitiesCommunity Colleges  Postsecondary Education                      Vocational                      Colleges 4-ye...
Vocational Technical and Career              CollegesA vocational technical orcareer college offersspecialized training to...
Colleges and Universities• Community Colleges  – The most common type of two-year college. They    prepare you to continue...
Colleges and Universities• Universities are generally larger and offer  more majors and degree options than the  other typ...
Specialty Colleges•   Arts colleges•   Single-sex•   Religiously affiliated•   Historically Black Colleges and Universitie...
IDEA…High School              Vs.       ADA/Section 504Plan…College/University/Vocational             College
Differences Between High School and               College
Differences Between High School and               College
Postsecondary Education Accommodations and       Supports
Reasonable Accommodations• An alteration, adjustment, or adaptation that  provides persons with disabilities equal access ...
Support Services for Students with               Disabilities•   Reader Services            • Alternative Testing•   Note ...
National Longitudinal Transition Study-              2 (NLTS2)  Postsecondary Education          Outcomes
NLTS2 Postsecondary Education          Data by Disability                                                                 ...
NLTS2 Postsecondary Education Data            by Gender                                  Education           Wave 2 (2003)...
NLTS2 Postsecondary Education Data            by Ethnicity                                                     Education  ...
Impact of Postsecondary Education        Employment
Impact of PSE on Employment
Postsecondary Education Experiences  Perspectives of students        and parents
Going to College!!!Student, parent, and college staff           perspectives
Video Clips       Robin Foley Interview          (Think College)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v            =blJGGAlsJC8
Video Clips      Transitioning to collegehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v   =STCAlKAQfc4&feature=related
Video Clips   From High School to College           (Asperger’s)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v  =PKRUeGJR-aM&feature=related
PSE Activity• Voices of Students  – Break into groups of 3 (some will have 4)  – There will be 6 groups: (a) Deciding, (b)...
Summary• There are many things individuals with  disabilities have to consider when thinking  about PSE• Making the transi...
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  1. 1. Postsecondary Education (PSE) and Training November 6, 2012
  2. 2. Postsecondary Education Preparation…
  3. 3. Postsecondary Education• What is it? – An optional level of education that is considered “higher” education – Designed for individuals who wish to obtain degrees, learn a specific trade, or simply gain scholarly knowledge of a particular field
  4. 4. The Last Year of High School• IDEA requires transition planning for youth preparing to graduate• To effectively plan for transition, the goals of the student need to be clear• Use of backward planning for course work• Identification of potential colleges• Summary of Performance
  5. 5. Essential Factors for College Preparation• Use person-centered planning• Teach and provide opportunities for students to practice self-advocacy skills• Develop IEPs that are transition focused and standards-based to guide transition to college• Summary of Performance (S.O.P.)• Authentic partnerships with parents and families• Provide opportunities to explore secondary options
  6. 6. Preparing to Attend CollegeEntrance Exams – SATs – ACTs•Testing accommodations •Extended time •Alternative format •Alternative location •Adaptive equipmentS.O.P.!!!!
  7. 7. UniversitiesCommunity Colleges Postsecondary Education Vocational Colleges 4-year Colleges
  8. 8. Vocational Technical and Career CollegesA vocational technical orcareer college offersspecialized training tostudents who areinterested in a particularindustry or career.
  9. 9. Colleges and Universities• Community Colleges – The most common type of two-year college. They prepare you to continue your education or to enter the workforce immediately.• Liberal Arts Colleges – Offer a broad base of courses in “liberal arts” to include literature, philosophy, history, languages, mathematics, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Most are private and focus on undergraduate students.
  10. 10. Colleges and Universities• Universities are generally larger and offer more majors and degree options than the other types of colleges. In addition to liberal arts majors, they may offer engineering, architecture, health and other programs. Most universities contain several smaller colleges; for example, colleges of agriculture, teaching, and liberal arts.
  11. 11. Specialty Colleges• Arts colleges• Single-sex• Religiously affiliated• Historically Black Colleges and Universities• Predominantly Hispanic Institutions• Disability
  12. 12. IDEA…High School Vs. ADA/Section 504Plan…College/University/Vocational College
  13. 13. Differences Between High School and College
  14. 14. Differences Between High School and College
  15. 15. Postsecondary Education Accommodations and Supports
  16. 16. Reasonable Accommodations• An alteration, adjustment, or adaptation that provides persons with disabilities equal access to programs• Only necessary when a person’s disability impedes their performance of a specific academic task• Generally, reasonable accommodations are those that will not pose a financial or administrative burden on the institution• Any requirement essential to a course of study or program (e.g. licensing requirements) is not to be compromised through modifications or lowering of curricular standards
  17. 17. Support Services for Students with Disabilities• Reader Services • Alternative Testing• Note taker Services (Readers, scribes, low• Interpreter Services distraction testing, extended time testing, and• C-Print Services special equipment can be• Orientation and Mobility utilized if the need for such Assistance accommodation is• Counseling Services supported by• Career Development documentation) Center • Books on Tape/CD• Tutorial Services • Available Equipment for• Accessible Computer Labs students with visual or physical disabilities
  18. 18. National Longitudinal Transition Study- 2 (NLTS2) Postsecondary Education Outcomes
  19. 19. NLTS2 Postsecondary Education Data by Disability Education Wave 2 (2003) Wave 3 (2005) Wave 4 (2007) Wave 5 (2009) Learning Disability 29.5% 45.2% 58.7% 65.2% Speech/Language Impairment 36.5% 53.8% 60.4% 65.3% Mental Retardation 11% 23.9% 28.7% 28.5% Emotional Disturbance 19.3% 30.7% 43.1% 51.4% Hearing Impairment 57.5% 69.7% 69.6% 73% Visual Impairment 63.6% 70.6% 68.7% 67.8% Orthopedic Impairment 32.2% 51.2% 57.2% 59.8% Other Health Impairment 33.4% 53% 55.9% 64.7%Multiple Disabilities/deaf-blindness 19% 32.8% 28.5% 28.9% Autism 40.4% 49.7% 42% 39.6% Traumatic Brain Injury 23.4% 51% 55.2% 60.5% Deaf Blindness * 47.7% 46.4% 53%
  20. 20. NLTS2 Postsecondary Education Data by Gender Education Wave 2 (2003) Wave 3 (2005) Wave 4 (2007) Wave 5 (2009) Male 25.5% 39.7% 51.2% 58% Female 30.4% 47.8% 56.2% 59.2%
  21. 21. NLTS2 Postsecondary Education Data by Ethnicity Education Wave 2 (2003) Wave 3 (2005) Wave 4 (2007) Wave 5 (2009) White 29.4% 43.2% 55.2% 59.3% African American 24.9% 40.4% 47.9% 58.5% Hispanic 23.1% 37.5% 57.4% 58.5% *Asian/Pacific Islander *** 20.7%*American Indian/Native *** 0% Alaskan **Other 12.6% 35.7%
  22. 22. Impact of Postsecondary Education Employment
  23. 23. Impact of PSE on Employment
  24. 24. Postsecondary Education Experiences Perspectives of students and parents
  25. 25. Going to College!!!Student, parent, and college staff perspectives
  26. 26. Video Clips Robin Foley Interview (Think College)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =blJGGAlsJC8
  27. 27. Video Clips Transitioning to collegehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v =STCAlKAQfc4&feature=related
  28. 28. Video Clips From High School to College (Asperger’s)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =PKRUeGJR-aM&feature=related
  29. 29. PSE Activity• Voices of Students – Break into groups of 3 (some will have 4) – There will be 6 groups: (a) Deciding, (b) Planning, (c) Preparing, (d) Exploring, (e) Selecting, and (f) Enrolling – Each group will receive commentary for one of the above topics and complete the reflection. – Groups will share information to entire class.
  30. 30. Summary• There are many things individuals with disabilities have to consider when thinking about PSE• Making the transition from HS to College• Variety of schools to choose from• What the data tells us• Impact on employment rates

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