Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions
Programs for High School Students
The earlier that students with disabilities can prepare for the transition to post-secondary education, the better. The following are some effective ways PSE institutions may provide transition options for students with disabilities in a high school setting.
- Provide transitional training well in advance by offering training courses to high school students in their secondary institutions.
- Connect with local high schools to offer full or half day excursions for students with disabilities to the college/university campus. This could include campus tours, information on disability services, and an introduction to available assistive technology.
- Discuss with students their expectations of post-secondary education, their options, and the requirements. Have them set goals and go over the steps they must follow to achieve these goals.
- Offer presentations within local high schools on programs and services for students with disabilities. This could be in class presentations, presentations for the whole school, or after school presentations for students and their families/caregivers.
- Provide information on disability services to be displayed in high school guidance offices.