Finding What Fits
Many times students and families want to find alternatives for education beyond high school, yet traditional college is not really the right option. Students may have unique cognitive, social, emotional, and/or adaptive needs that require specialized support. Students may have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability or Autism, but typically every student has a very unique profile. Students and parents want a rich post-secondary experience that will continue to develop skills and support the teenager’s journey into adulthood.
We can help families find a variety of options to help their child learn independent living skills, have a college experience, and gain internship and work experiences. Across the country, there are new and established programs that are each uniquely designed to meet the goals of non-traditional students. Programs vary widely and there are many factors and choices. There are independent programs and those integrated into traditional four-year colleges. Programs typically range from two to four years, although some offer lifetime support services. Some programs focus on vocational skills, while others are designed to support and complement a student’s more formal academic work.
Our specialty in post-secondary planning is helping connect families with programming that best fits the student’s unique needs, whatever they may be. Contact us for more information!