Exploring Post Secondary Options
Planning for life after high school can include many different paths.
This list of post-secondary FAQs may help in thinking through options.
Use the Heath Resource Center website that raises awareness about post-secondary options for life after high school in a college or training environment.
Look at this list of questions to consider when figuring out what college will be a good fit for a youth with a disability.
One path would be to continue learning in education. More and more colleges and programs are encouraging youth with disabilities to continue their education after high school.
Understand the differences between high school and college.
If the student’s vision includes post-secondary education, that could be a 4-year college, a 2-year college, or a technical trade school. While post-secondary education does not look the same as high school, youth still have access to supports and services to help them be successful. Here are some useful resources to help with options for college programs, how to advocate for supports, and how to prepare for post-secondary success:
Explore Going to College a website helps youth think through living college life with a disability.
Visit Think College an online resource for post-secondary education.
Learn more about the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative in Massachusetts, a college-school partnership to support eligible high school students with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-22, to increase their academic and career success by being included in a college or university community of learners. For additional information check out these videos: LINK Center interview with Glenn Gabbard; parent/family information; student information; information for colleges/universities.