The Judge Baker Children’s Center has launched a new program focused on fostering skills of independent living in a college environment for students with social communication deficits. It is designed for students, grades 9-12, who present with a social language deficit and are serious about attending college after high school. This program is appropriate for young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, NLD, or related learning differences.
Today, more students with disabilities are opting to attend college. As students plan to pursue college, it’s important for them to understand the increased expectations in college in the areas of academics, independence and social environments.
Ideally, transition planning for college begins when a student enters high school to maximize options as they move through the next four years. Understanding college requirements is key to making smart decisions about high-school course selection.
Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs. Also included on the same site:
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