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Ease the Transition to College

Faculty in post-secondary education may not have an awareness of the secondary special education experience of students with disabilities, with its multi-level system of supports, curricular modifications and individualized planning and therefore may be unable to adequately comprehend the enormity of change experienced by students with disabilities as they transition to higher education. Understanding the College Transition of Students with Disabilities, a training session created for this project, is designed to enable faculty exploration of the differences between high school and postsecondary laws, services, accommodations, student advocacy and educational demands in order to impart a better understanding of the transition needs and experiences of students with disabilities. The second training session is Student Centered Teaching through Universal Instructional Design. This session will provide an overview of the principles of Universal Instructional Design. This training also includes the resource, Disabilities Simplified, which introduces faculty to information on different disabilities, the impact of the disability in the classroom situation and possible reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Faculty will also learn strategies to facilitate the transition process for students with disabilities in their classes.

Training 1:

Understanding the College Transition of Students with Disabilities PowerPoint version with notes

Understanding the College Transition of Students with Disabilities narrated version

Understanding the College Transition of Students with Disabilities PowerPoint version with notes

Understanding the College Transition of Students with Disabilities captioned version

Training 2:

Student Centered Teaching through Universal Instructional Design complete session PowerPoint version with notes

Part I: Overview of Universal Instructional Design PowerPoint version with notes

Part I: Overview of Universal Instructional Design narrated version

Part I: Overview of Universal Instructional Design captioned version

Part II: Universal Instructional Design Principles 1-4 PowerPoint version with notes

Part II: Universal Instructional Design Principles 1-4 narrated version

Part II: Universal Instructional Design Principles 1-4 captioned version

Part III: Universal Instructional Design Principles 5-8 PowerPoint version with notes

Part III: Universal Instructional Design Principles 5-8 narrated version

Part III: Universal Instructional Design Principles 5-8 captioned version

Training 3:

Disabilities Simplified

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