Transitions: Assisting First Year Students with Disabilities and their Family Members

with Chris Rosa, Dana Trimboli, Anyelina Diaz

About This Course

Participants of this live briefing will gain insight regarding the unique issues and challenges students with disabilities and their families face transitioning from high school to college. Participants will gain an understanding of the general policies and laws that guide and determine the accommodations and supports students receive on campus. We will also discuss helpful tips and tools to navigate difficult conversations with families of students with disabilities.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this presentation, participants will:

  • be able to recognize the resources they have on their own campus to help students with disabilities and their families;
  • understand that this particular student population is the responsibility of all support services, not just that of the Office of Disability Services on campus;
  • have helpful tips and tools to navigate difficult conversations with students with disabilities and their families;
  • know how to navigate conversations about boundaries and expectations with parents of a student with a disability; and
  • understand FERPA and the difference in parental involvement at the college level.





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