Parent Resources

First student to graduate with Bachelor's degree article

ThinkCollege: "As the parent or family member of a young adult with intellectual disability, you may have heard a bit about Think College or seen videos or articles describing how students with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities are attending colleges and universities all over the United States. We put this page together to respond to the most frequently asked questions that families have when first exploring and learning about college options" (ThinkCollege family resources).

Understanding the Differences Between High School and College

ThinkCollege - What we know about inclusive higher education 2022

FERPA information from MSU

FERPA in Higher Education "The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents certain rights with respect to their student’s educational records.  These rights transfer to the student at age 18. FERPA applies to all students, not just those with disabilities" (PEATC Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center).

National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD): The NCCSD is the only federally-funded national center in the U.S. with information and resources for future and current college students with disabilities, including those in part-time programs and graduate students. We work with students, their families, teachers, professors, and anyone with questions about disability and higher education. We’re here for you.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C): Supporting you to improve opportunities and outcomes for students and youth with disabilities.




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