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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley Kaffar, Chairperson

Second Advisor

J. Michael Pickle

Third Advisor

Daniel Macari

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Postsecondary education, transition, special education


Post-secondary education for students with a learning disability is a gateway to having a successful life providing security and independence, with the ability to earn more money and have higher job satisfaction. The special education teacher should write detailed transition IEP that involve the student, including post-secondary education. Their transitional IEP can help guide them with class in high school, by taking career and technical training and is an introduction to a career path. In addition to more rigorous general education classes that will prepare them for college. Students must demonstrate knowledge of their disability and disability laws to know their rights as an individual with disabilities when they enter the post-secondary setting. Students with a learning disability will need to advocate their needs and to request the accommodation needed for success. Students with a learning disability will need to learn social and organizational skills to navigate in a post-secondary education setting.



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