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Virtual College Campus Tour for Individuals with Disabilities

The Virtual College Campus Tour was created to help teens explore the world of post-secondary education through the comforts of home. This virtual college campus tour can help students discover and explore the many different types of higher education institutions available and answers the questions a student with a disability needs to ask to have a successful experience.

  • Topics: Webinar, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning
  • Duration: 24 min
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June 2017 121 Webinar, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning

DO-IT Scholars Discuss the Importance of College

DO-IT Scholars, who are part of an innovative transition-to-college program, share their perspectives on why it is important to attend college.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths, College Preparation
  • Duration: 4 min
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April 2017 138 Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths, College Preparation

What's It Like

This video shares the experiences of college students with disabilities. They discuss the perceptions of other people, how disability impacts their identity, and their approach to interacting with others.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 5 min
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April 2017 90 Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness

No Barriers - Technology for College-Level Reading

In this Transition Tech Talk Video, an assistive technology specialist from the Simon Technology Center answers a question about helping teens read the more complex text you might find in high school and college and offers assistive technology as a solution. Three strategies are offered to help get teens ready for the rigor of college-level reading.

  • Part of the Transition Tech Talk Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability
  • Duration: 3 min
View - No Barriers - Technology for College-Level Reading
May 2016 185 Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability Transition Tech Talk

College-Bound with Assistive Technology

In this Transition Tech Talk Video, an assistive technology specialist from the Simon Technology Center answers a question about helping teens be more independent with their work and offers assistive technology as a solution. Three strategies are offered to help get you started with helping your child be independent in high school and beyond.

  • Part of the Transition Tech Talk Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability
  • Duration: 4 min
View - College-Bound with Assistive Technology
May 2016 245 Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability Transition Tech Talk

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Ever have questions about your rights regarding education records? This short video highlights the key protections of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) from kindergarten to college in plain English.

  • Topics: College Preparation, Disclosure, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Civil Rights and Legal Protections
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students
October 2015 32274 College Preparation, Disclosure, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Civil Rights and Legal Protections

Knowing Your Options: College, Independence, and Beyond

High school students learn about self-advocacy, self-determination, post-high school services and supports (including college and employment), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504, postsecondary and job accommodations, and disclosure. A resources list with links to supporting documents allows viewers to further explore content.

  • Topics: Webinar, Special Education, Self-Advocacy, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations, Disclosure, Career Development, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Adult Services
  • Duration: 25 min
View - Knowing Your Options: College, Independence, and Beyond
April 2015 445 Webinar, Special Education, Self-Advocacy, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations, Disclosure, Career Development, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Adult Services

Mapping Your Future: Creating a Personal Transition Plan

This 2011 webinar provides students with information on creating a personal transition plan using online materials and a variety of multimedia tools, such as PowerPoint, Inspiration, Glogster, and eFolioMinnesota. Students were also introduced to the DO-IT Pals Online Mentoring program.

  • Topics: Webinar, Special Education, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Online Tools
  • Duration: 22 min
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April 2015 211 Webinar, Special Education, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Online Tools

Transitioning to College with a Disability

The five minute closed captioned video features two students with learning disabilities It explains how accommodations can be different in college compared to what students have in high school. It describes how one discloses a disability at the college level including the importance of knowing what the disability is, how it impacts the student, and what accommodations have worked well in the past.

  • Topics: Learning Disability, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 5 min
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May 2014 4758 Learning Disability, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Advocacy

Disability Resources: A Student Perspective

College students with disabilities share their experiences and highlight the importance of self-awareness and self-advocacy.

  • Topics: Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 6 min
View - Disability Resources: A Student Perspective
October 2012 1559 Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness, Self-Advocacy