For Parents, Guardians, and Caseworkers
College life poses different challenges for students with disabilities. When students enroll in a college or university, they are considered to be responsible adults by faculty and staff. The expectations are that they will assume responsibilities for meeting their class requirements.
This added responsibility is coupled with a change in environment. High school is a teaching environment in which students acquire knowledge and skills. A college or university has a learning environment in which students take responsibility for thinking through and applying what they have learned.
Transition to College
How Parents, Guardians, and Caseworkers Can Help with Smooth Transitions to College Life
Parents, guardians, and caseworkers can help their student achieve a smooth transition to college life by helping them to prepare for higher education, the new experience of college, and knowing what information is available to parents.