Transition to adulthood is a process and a journey for creating a path for students with disabilties to learn the skills necessary to navigate the adult world. Students can pursue further education opportunities, such as; post-secondary school, college, community college, technical programs, and certificate programs. Students can choose to enter the work force with job skills, job seeking skills, supported work programs, etc... Students may choose independent living or supported living bby learning functional living skills.
Preparing for College: The Online Guide for Students with Disabilities. Preparing for college is a challenge. If you have a disability, the process can be more complicated. This online guide offers sound advice about factors to consider when choosing a college, financial aid, understanding your rights, disability organizations, and information about colleges and universities that offer special programs for students with disabilities.
The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Assistance Programs. Updated each year, The Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply them. The booklet may be obtained by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4FEDAID or by visiting the department’s website.The 2008-09 version of the Guide, which covers July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009, is now available to download in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).
New Career Paths for Students with Disabilities by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2002).The number of students with disabilities attending higher education institutions is climbing. More than one million students with disabilities are now enrolled in American colleges and universities. This publication chronicles the life experiences of students with disabilities who were educated after passage of major legislative protections and suggests five key areas for the focus of future disability legislation, policies, and initiatives.