Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
1. Preparation for Postsecondary Education Opportunities (continued)
- The Board of Regents (continued):
- Families of students with disabilities are involved and engaged in the
process of assessment, career and educational counseling, keeping in mind that student independence and choice
become a central issue for students as they move through postsecondary education.
- Guidelines aimed at
transition to college are developed and made available in middle and high school to all students with disabilities.
The guidelines are also available to adults who wish to continue their education beyond high school. These guidelines
reinforce the message that "accommodation" in an educational setting does not mean that academic standards are
- Postsecondary education institutions actively recruit students with disabilities. Such a proactive approach
includes specially designed transition programs available on campus for students on how to succeed in a higher
education setting. This approach includes bridge programs that would allow students with disabilities, starting as
early as middle school, to visit college campuses and involve themselves in postsecondary curriculum opportunities.