Transitions from High School to College/Post-Secondary Learning:
The PEAL center has a series of recorded webinars from their "Transition Tuesdays" series that covers all topics of planning for transitions beyond graduation. Remember that transition planning through IEPs officially begin at the age of 14 but it’s never too early for students to be thinking about their goals and dreams. We encourage young people and families to open discussions with their IEP team even before the age of 14, to discuss goals and steps needed to achieve them.
With a qualifying 504 plan, colleges will develop reasonable supports and accommodations to support students. If a student is considering post-secondary learning, many colleges have developed specialized programs to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. Exploration into colleges should include their ‘office/department of disabilities’ to see if the college is a good fit for the young person. Furthermore, some colleges have developed specialized programs for students who learn differently. As an example, here is a link for colleges that have autism support programs.