This section provides resources for school professionals, as well as students and families, on the following postsecondary options for youth with disabilities:
College which includes two- and four-year institutions awarding associate, bachelor, and/or graduate degrees as well as some technical certifications.
Career and technical education (CTE) which focuses on career training offered by a variety of institutions and includes technical training, employability skills, work ethics, industry certification, and/or direct links to career paths.
Apprenticeship which is composed of (1) paid on-the-job training with an employer and (2) classroom instruction directly related to the trade or industry in question.
Resources are organized in the following pages:
Identifying Postsecondary Options - Resources for students who are looking for a college or program, including information on college readiness.
Applying to a College or a Program - Resources for students who are ready to apply to college, CTE, or an apprenticeship as well as for educators and family members who support them.
Financial Planning for Postsecondary Education - Resources and information on the financial aspects of college, CTE, and apprenticeship including scholarships, loans, grants, and employer-paid options.
a Disability/Requesting Accommodations - Resources on disclosing disabilities and
requesting accommodations from a college or program.
Supporting Postsecondary Youth - Information on Disability Support Services and strategies for ensuring that students succeed in postsecondary education.
Programs for Youth with Significant Disabilities - Information on postsecondary options for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Related to Postsecondary Education for People with Disabilities -
Resources that (a) are "gateways" to research or other
resources, (b) provide foundational information, or (c) may be
of assistance to educators and families working with youth with
| The development of this website was funded by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg
through a grant by the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services,
Florida Department of Education (2010 - 2011, 291-2621A-1C008).