In the Fall 2019 Issue of The Inclusion Notebook: Problem Solving in the Classroom and Community (TIN), we focused on Think College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities as another option for family members to consider (Vol. 1, Issue 1). In the Fall 2021 issue, we address considerations for ALL students with disabilities who want to pursue ANY type of postsecondary education.
The goal is to address the many misconceptions about whether a student is “ready” in a traditional sense to attend postsecondary education programs (PSEPs). It encourages parents and school staff to avoid limiting an individual student’s desire to explore and prepare for a PSEP that will work for them if they are motivated to enroll. We take the position that PSEPs are the ones to make the decisions of whether or not to accept a student but it is the responsibility of the secondary education program to set the stage– just like is done for other college-bound students — for best supporting any student pursuing their dreams for postsecondary education.