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November 20, 2012

Students With Autism Choose STEM Majors, if They Go to College

A new study confirms that students with autism spectrum disorders gravitate toward majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM—if they are able to attend two- or four-year colleges.

September 07, 2012

Students With ADHD Must Better Prepare for College

Students didn't factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a college based on how the campus felt, the reputation of the school or that it was where they had always wanted to attend. The researcher found that students who had ADHD management strategies in place, such as ways to keep a schedule or study for tests, had figured those out before college, but students who did not have strategies mapped out were overwhelmed once freshman year began.

May 14, 2012

More Students Receiving Accommodations During ACT, SAT

Nationally, as the number of students taking the ACT has increased in the last few years, so has the number of students asking for, and getting, extra time or other accommodations when taking the ACT and SAT.

January 04, 2012

GAO Says College-Entrance Exams Fall Short on Accommodations

College entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT aren't always reformatted for students with disabilities the way the should be, a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds. The same goes for some tests students need to get into graduate school, medical school, law school, and other programs.

December 19, 2011

Some Advice for Students With Disabilities Heading to College

"College is a place of independent living and learning. We do expect a certain amount of independence from our students. Students need to know they're going to a place where 12 to 15 hours a week professors teach and the rest of the learning is on your own."

December 13, 2011

College Opportunities Emerge for People With Intellectual Disabilities

"We've had now 30 years of access for students with disabilities to go school. They're coming out of that system with a different expectation: Their education should continue."

September 08, 2011

Life Paths Diverge for Young Adults With, Without Disabilities

Six years after high school, students with disabilities are less likely to have gone on to postsecondary schools than their classmates without disabilities, less likely to have financial independence, but a little more likely to have children, according to a new study.

February 08, 2011

Autism on My Mind

There's lots of news in the autism world all the time, but especially lately.

November 30, 2010

More Students with Disabilities Attending College, Volunteering

A long-term study of youth with disabilities shows more students continuing education past high school, but job prospects appear to be stagnant.

October 05, 2010

Ed. Dept. Announces Postsecondary Transition Grants

Several federal initiatives will address employment, eduction and teacher training.

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