College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities

College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities

Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of your College Experience

Book - 2012
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Tiedemann, a freelance writer, journalist, corporate communications director, and university news editor who has a son with a physical disability, guides teens with physical disabilities and their parents in choosing a college, getting prepared for college life, and making the most out of the experience. She begins by discussing the high school years and the Individualized Education Plan process to prepare to go to college with a disability, then addresses students' rights under laws governing education and disability; the role of self-advocacy; the different responsibilities and expectations of being a college student; how having a physical disability affects aspects like admissions applications, financial aid, and standardized testing; types of academic and personal accommodations and how to make sure students get what they need; and advice from college disability service specialists. Sample forms, checklists, timelines, interviews with students, and profiles of the most disability-friendly colleges in the US are included. There is no index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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"College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities" is a college planning guide for students with physical disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Students will learn about their rights under the laws governing education and disability, self-advocacy, choosing a college, how having a physical disability affects admissions testing, the increased responsibilities in college, and how to make sure they get everything they need. The book contains forms, checklists, interviews with other students, advice from college disability services personnel, and profiles of disability-friendly colleges across the United States.

Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Prufrock Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781593638610
Characteristics: x iv, 143 p. ; 24 cm


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