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High School Transition
Transition Programs for Students with Disabilities
One of the best ways students can get a sense of what to expect when
beginning a post-secondary program is to talk with people who have
first-hand experience in such programs. These people may be instructors
or administrators at the college or university you plan to attend, or they
could be other students who have already made the transition to postsecondary school.
Transition programs are available in many parts of the country, and offer
students the opportunity to gather information on the post-secondary
experience. There are also initiatives that assist in the transition from
school to work, providing valuable opportunities in a workplace environment.
Most of these programs are led by students, professors and
others from colleges and universities, and some even give participants the
chance to spend time living in campus dormitories. Transition programs
other than the ones listed here may be available. Contact your local postsecondary
institutions to ask if they offer such opportunities.