#24-College & High School: Introduction


High school and college education for teens and young adults with special needs and/or disabilities will be the focus of the next several episodes. Experts will be answering questions regarding options, supports, and what we should be doing to prepare for the transition from high school to college and/or employment. This introductory episode gives the backstory of why Kim is asking a lot of questions on the topic and 3 action plans for her daughter.

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  • Kim's nephew, who has high functioning autism, will be giving college another try this fall. Episode #4 details the experience of the first attempt. 

  • Kim's daughter will be moving into high school this year and they are doing 3 things to prepare. Kim talks about each.

  • The individualized transition plan (ITP) becomes part of the individualized education plan (IEP)  beginning at the age of 14 or 16. A four-part series about the ITP is available on the LOMAH website. Part 1: Introduction / Part 2: Assessments / Part 3: Writing Goals / Part 4: Interagency Collaboration

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