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This page from the Going to College website helps young adults learn about and prepare for their college lives. It gives guidance on the steps a student should take when planning for college, from their high school "To Do List" to choosing which college to go to. This easy-to-navigate...

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Living with Autism in college brings unique challenges for students. This guide gives an overview of some of these challenges, and how to identify responses to these as a higher education professional.

Link: https://aspennj.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ASDinHigherEdGuide.pdf

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This book is written for current and future college students with autism, by the students themselves. Whether they're at a school with an autism support program or one that offers only a very basic disability services office, this handbook should be a valuable resource in trying to figure out how...

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This official Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities by the U.S. Department of Education gives information to parents and teachers about transition programs and services, rights under IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act, preparing for adult life, and postsecondary options.

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The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Their website includes a wealth of resources, covering subjects relating to education, employment, family, and other matters of transition for...

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This publication was co-written by members of the Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT), Jennifer Thomas, and Nathan Cunningham. YouthACT is a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in...

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Cerebral Palsy Guidance has many pages with information on how to navigate the world with a child who has cerebral palsy, including transition to adulthood, assistive technology (AT), and exploring college. This page gives advice on the steps to take when exploring college options, as well as a list of...

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Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities. There are numerous articles and other resources specifically for these students and their families, to help make college more accessible and achievable.

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The U.S. Department of Labor provides valuable information regarding work and disability, including laws and policies regarding disability in the workplace, accommodations available, and your rights as an employee.

Link: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability

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The Metropolitan Center for Independent living provides resources for transitioning for those with disabilities, from post-secondary education and training to recreation and leisure.

Link: http://www.mcil-mn.org/programs/7-transition/25-transition-resources

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