Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
1. Preparation for Postsecondary Education Opportunities (continued)
- The Board of Regents (continued):
- Adults with disabilities wishing to engage in postsecondary education are
provided access to information, resources, programs and services regarding postsecondary education and ready access
to alternatives for acquiring their high school diplomas.
- Students with disabilities are provided access to
counseling on the full range of academic and career opportunities open to them, including distance learning options
and alternatives to traditional degree programs.
- Skills and job-related competencies regarding transition
planning for students with disabilities are infused within existing curriculum during secondary education.
- Specific information on transition is offered to students with disabilities and families to make them aware of the
range of services and opportunities available, and how to access these opportunities. Emphasis is on the change in
status of students with disabilities once they leave secondary schools (i.e., they will no longer be in an entitlement
program), new responsibilities and, in some instances, new costs that students and their families will accrue in
postsecondary institutions. The information could be offered through seminars, continuing education, community
colleges and Special Education Training and Resource Centers (SETRCs).