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The REALLY Important Statement

Posted in Effective College Planning by admin on the May 4th, 2007

The most important concept for everyone involved in the transition process to grasp is that the student with a disability needs ALL the same competencies as any other college student PLUS whatever special skills or strategies are needed to cope with his disability. It is better to start acquiring skills in an environment he knows well, (i.e., high school) rather than to wait until he arrives on the college campus. Going to a college comfortable with oneself and one’s needs will make the difference between success and failure.