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  • High School Completion Options (Secondary School)
  • After High School (Post Secondary Education)
    • Life After High School Transition Tool Kit
      From New Hampshire's Parent Information Center, this tool kit has information for families about the IEP process and transition, things to consider and do during high school to prepare for life after graduation (69 pages).
    • Going to College
      This web site is for teens with disabilities who are preparing for college. It has information about using your strengths and learning styles to be successful; knowing what to expect in college classes; and preparing (including to-do lists for high school students) and applying for college.
    • College or training programs
      This 2-page document from the Pacer Center talks about the choices of going to work, getting into a certificate program, or going to college (from technical schools to universities). It also has things to consider if you decide you want to go to college now or later.
    • Education and training
      This web page Work Ability Utah talks about options for getting training like apprenticeships, on-the-job training, Job Corps, joining the military, and going to college.
    • Why go to college?
      This web page at Think College! helps you think about options for work, certificate programs, and college degrees and how many hours you would need to work to pay for your $15 music download.
    • Understanding college
      This web page at Think College! talks about differences between high school and college; how to get ready to advocate for yourself when you are in college; and more.
    • Paying for college
      This web page at Think College! talks about different ways to pay for college like waivers, dual enrollement (concurrent classes) in high school, scholarships, grants, work-study, and more.
    • College Information for Students with Disabilities
      This web page at College Scholarships.org talks about student rights, preparing for college, keys to success in college, and helpful organizations.
    • College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
      This web page at AffordableCollegesOnline.org provides information about financing options, grants, online colleges, and job searches after graduation.
    • College Resources for Students with Disabilities
      This web page at AffordableCollegesOnline.org provides information about resources, assistive technology, and support groups.
    • Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
      This web page at EdSmart.org provides information about transitioning to college.
    • Resources for First Generation College Students
      This web page at Maryville University provides information for first generation college students but the information applies to many students with details about admissions, financial aid, guidance resources, and more.
    • College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities
      This web page at BestColleges.com provides information about services at colleges for students with learning disabilities.
    • MBA Scholarships, How to Pay for Your MBA
      These web pages at DiscoverBusiness.us provide information about scholarships and funding for students seeking a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The website includes lists of online Business and Accounting degrees.
    • Diabetes Scholarships: Everything You Kneed to Know
      This web page at TheDiabetesCouncil.com is an educational resource that is focused on helping students with diabetes find scholarships. Topics include eligibility, how to apply, types of grants, and related information.
    • Guide to the FAFSA
      This web page at OnlineColleges.net provides information about federal student aid.
    • Cyber Degrees
      This web page at CyberDegrees.org provides information about jobs related to cyber security.
    • Coping with Strees in College
      This web page, Stress in college students for 2019: (how to cope), at Western Governor's University provides information about dealing with time stress, finances, exams, and more.

Last updated: March 8, 2018.

"This web page was made with government support by a Youth Information, Training, and Resource Center (YITRC) grant, #90DN0232, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD). The goal of the YITRC grants is to support an increasing ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise greater choice, self-determination and to engage in leadership activities in their communities."

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