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This paper was developed to help counselors of students with learning disabilities plan for college, by answering common student questions and providing sources of additional information. Sections of the paper discuss: (1) developing self knowledge (using compensatory learning strategies, knowing one's own strengths and weaknesses, and practicing self-advocacy); (2) understanding legal rights and responsibilities (especially relevant federal legislation, changing levels of responsibility, and privacy rights); (3) transition planning for college (evaluating college options, documenting the learning disability, and course selection/accommodative services); (4) the college application process (creating a short list, caution about course waivers and substitutions, admissions tests and accommodations, application and disclosure, and making a college choice); and (5) selected organizational and print resources for additional information. (DB)

Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, Educational Counseling, Educational Planning, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Rights, Transitional Programs

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Author: Barr, Vickie M.; And Others


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