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Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities

Wed September 9, 2015: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

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In the 21st century, receiving appropriate postsecondary education is key to successful employment and decent quality of life. This webinar provides an overview of the transition from school and from combat to postsecondary education, discusses challenges and opportunities for students with disabilities and wounded warriors, and presents strategies for preparing the transition to postsecondary education and for succeeding in postsecondary education. Some of the strategies include person-centered goal setting, understanding the demand of college, use of self-advocacy skills, and securing reasonable accommodations.

Webinar Outline

  • Importance of postsecondary education
  • Challenges and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and for wounded warriors
  • Setting appropriate postsecondary education goals
  • Understanding the demands of college
  • The importance of self-advocacy
  • Reasonable accommodations and disability services
  • Strategies for students with hidden disabilities
  • Strategies for wounded warriors


D. Dalun Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Director, Center on Disability and Development
Texas A&M University

Continuing Education (CE) Credit or Certificate of Completion

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