Preparing Students with Disabilities for Successful College Transition


4/26/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

4/26/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 26
4-5 p.m. ET

Research shows that a number of students with disabilities who attend college are unaware that disability accommodations and services are available there. In this presentation, our expert presenter will look at what the laws say about the accommodations and services colleges have to provide. You’ll discuss the accommodations that are typically available at the college level, and what ones might be difficult to get. You’ll also review the types of technology that colleges are using to help students be independent learners at college.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand why shifting laws as students move from high school to college can mean certain accommodations will not be available.
  2. Describe the four categories of accommodation colleges are not required to make for students with disabilities.
  3. Name what technology many colleges use to accommodate students.
  4. Identify what accommodations colleges commonly and grant, and which they do not.
  5. Recognize what research says about which accommodations students use.

Who should attend: Special education teachers, general education teachers; families; paraeducators; school administrators; school counselors; teachers-in-training; teacher educators


Elizabeth Hamblet 
Elizabeth C. Hamblet, a learning consultant in Columbia University disability services office, has worked at the college level for over 15 years after several years’ work as a high school special education teacher and case manager. She is a nationally-requested speaker and the author of 7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities, and her work has appeared in numerous journals, including TEACHING Exceptional Children.