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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
View - Virtual College Campus Tour for Individuals with Disabilities
June 2017 122 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
View - DO-IT Scholars Discuss the Importance of College
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
View - What's It Like
April 2017 90 Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness

Federal Student Aid: Overview of the Financial Aid Process

Are you ready to attend college or career school, but need financial aid to help fund your education? Check out this video to learn how the office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds. Visit http://StudentAid.gov to learn more.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Financial Aid
  • Duration: 2 min
View - Federal Student Aid: Overview of the Financial Aid Process
September 2016 8804 Postsecondary Education, Financial Aid

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application. Visit http://StudentAid.gov/fafsa to learn more.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Financial Aid
  • Duration: 3 min
View - How to Fill Out the FAFSA
September 2016 16523 Postsecondary Education, Financial Aid

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 186 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 246 Assistive Technology, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Learning Disability Transition Tech Talk

Questions of Discrimination

Before someone can practice law, they must not only graduate from law school but pass the state’s bar exam. Currently, 41 states include questions in their bar exam application asking about the applicant’s mental health history, diagnosis or treatment. If an applicant answers “yes” to these questions, they are required to fill out a form revealing private information and may be forced to turn over confidential treatment records before being allowed to take the bar exam. The video below discusses the impact these questions have on applicants and the diversity of the legal profession.

  • Topics: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Questions of Discrimination
March 2016 458 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education

Why college matters for people with disabilities

Daniel Jarvis-Holland is a sophomore at Benson Polytechnic High School. He has Down syndrome and wants to go to college. Now he finally can.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Family Support
  • Duration: 2 min
View - Why college matters for people with disabilities
November 2015 405 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Family Support

The Power of International Travel

Haben Girma is a DeafBlind, first-generation African-American, and reflects about her first international experience. She says she wouldn't be the same person she is today if she didn't volunteer abroad as a teenager.

  • Topics: High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Travel, DeafBlindness
  • Duration: 4 min
View - The Power of International Travel
November 2015 750 High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Travel, DeafBlindness

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 32275 College Preparation, Disclosure, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Civil Rights and Legal Protections

Passport to Possibilities

International experiences through study or volunteering abroad can have far-reaching benefits. Hear four people with disabilities share their experiences, and also learn how the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, a project of MIUSA and U.S. Department of State, can help in preparations.

  • Topics: Accommodations, Deafness, High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Physical Accessibility, Travel
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Passport to Possibilities
July 2015 589 Accommodations, Deafness, High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Physical Accessibility, Travel

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 446 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
View - Mapping Your Future: Creating a Personal Transition Plan
April 2015 212 Webinar, Special Education, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Online Tools

Meet John

Meet John, an assistive technology specialist at PACER Center and a young adult with a cognitive disability. John discusses understanding his disability, finding his strengths, and the role high expectations played in his academic and career success.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Self-Awareness, ADD/ADHD, Family Support, Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Meet John
March 2015 434 Self-Awareness, ADD/ADHD, Family Support, Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths Voices of Experience

Meet Brandon Ziemke

Meet Brandon Ziemke, a college student, employee and young man with an intellectual disability. Brandon talks about overcoming obstacles, the impact of caring adults in his life, and his hopes and dreams for the future.

View - Meet Brandon Ziemke
March 2015 607 Employment, Postsecondary Education, High Expectations, Perseverance Voices of Experience

Rachel Magario on Postsecondary Education

Rachel Magario discusses success in postsecondary education.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, High Expectations
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Rachel Magario on Postsecondary Education
March 2015 153 Postsecondary Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, High Expectations Voices of Experience

What Can CareerOneStop Do For You

CareerOneStop.org is a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This video outlines how the site can help users explore careers, search for a job and find local training and other help.

  • Topics: American Job Centers (Workforce Centers), Career Development, Employment, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning
  • Duration: 2 min
View - What Can CareerOneStop Do For You
February 2015 283 American Job Centers (Workforce Centers), Career Development, Employment, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning

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
View - Transitioning to College with a Disability
May 2014 4760 Learning Disability, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Advocacy

Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration

All students and their families benefit from collaboration — teamwork, group effort, and cooperation — between family, school, and others as they make the transition to adult life. Students with disabilities often require extra collaboration and support to achieve their employment, educational, and independent living goals, sometimes for their entire lives. This 2012 webinar for parents of youth with disabilities explores how to use the concept of collaboration to ensure their son or daughter’s transition to adulthood is as smooth as possible. Originally developed for Minnesota families, most content is relevant to families residing in other states as well. Presenters: Carolyn Anderson, PACER Center | Barb Ziemke, PACER Center | Sean Roy, PACER Center.

  • Topics: Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support
  • Duration: 57 min
View - Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration
March 2014 456 Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support

Dr. Right: The Right Way to Discuss Transition

A young woman updates her health care transition plan with her doctor before she goes off to college.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 8 min
View - Dr. Right: The Right Way to Discuss Transition
March 2014 969 Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Dr. Knotright: the wrong way to discuss transition

See the wrong way for a primary care physician to discuss health care transition with a young adult patient!

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 6 min
View - Dr. Knotright: the wrong way to discuss transition
March 2014 564 Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services

It won't be long until you are out of high school and on to post-secondary education or work. The time to prepare for that big step forward is now. In this short Simply Said video, you’ll learn how your local Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) counselor can help you be successful at school, at work, and in the community. All you need to do is ask!

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services
February 2014 3260 Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education Simply Said

Accessible Dorm Room

Colleges provide accessible dorm rooms for students with disabilties. Here is a quick tour!

  • Topics: Physical Accessibility, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 1 min
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June 2013 195 Physical Accessibility, Postsecondary Education

Inclusive Post Secondary Education - GAELS RICE at Iona College

This 5 minute video introduces the inclusive postsecondary dual enrollment program for students with intellectual disabilities at Iona College.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Self-Determination, Independent Living
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Inclusive Post Secondary Education - GAELS RICE at Iona College
March 2013 1080 Postsecondary Education, Self-Determination, Independent Living

I Am Thinking College (Even with My Disability)

Students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in a postsecondary education program in Tennessee talk about their experiences at college and highlight the need for more such programs. Developed by the Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual Disabilities (tnpsealliance.org) and produced by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 8 min
View - I Am Thinking College (Even with My Disability)
February 2013 7723 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination

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 1560 Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness, Self-Advocacy

Federal Student Aid: Types of Federal Student Aid

If you need help paying for college or career school, the office of Federal Student Aid can assist you with getting the money you need. Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. Visit http://StudentAid.gov to learn more.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Financial Aid
  • Duration: 2 min
View - Federal Student Aid: Types of Federal Student Aid
August 2012 389691 Postsecondary Education, Financial Aid

Meet Sam

Meet Sam Graves, a young man with cerebral palsy who, with the help of AT, is a successful college student, blogger, and sportsman.

  • Part of the Assistive Technology in Action Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living, Inspiration
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Meet Sam
August 2012 14117 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living, Inspiration Assistive Technology in Action

College Costs - Net Price Calculator

Learn how to use a Net Price Calculator - each college has one. Net price calculators allow you to find out what similar students paid to attend a that college in the previous year - after taking grants and scholarships but before student loans into account.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 2 min
View - College Costs - Net Price Calculator
January 2012 6564 Postsecondary Education

I Want to Go to College

This inspirational infographic highlights the opportunities and benefits of postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 3 min
View - I Want to Go to College
March 2011 677 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination

College & Disability Services: Student Feud

High School student parody on the classic game show Family Feud. Students team up against one another in this 3 question show-down.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Youth Produced
  • Duration: 9 min
View - College & Disability Services: Student Feud
January 2011 2752 Postsecondary Education, Youth Produced

Think College Teaser

Trailer for Think College video that highlights opportunities in postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Think College Teaser
November 2010 5275 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination