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College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities Paperback – January 20, 2012
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A detailed plan preparing prospective college students for a transition to the necessary self-advocacy (if they are not already doing it) is even provided in the text. This material is not just useful reading for people specifically with physical disabilities. It is also useful for any prospective college student with a disability--regardless of disability. Their family also could benefit from the text, it explains what role they can take during the transition process in high school, and how this role ends at college.
But all of this GREAT work gets undercut with unecessary blurbs about 'disability friendly' colleges.
Seemingly forgetting their own earlier material about legal rights/responsibilities and self-advocacy, the author tries to convince the newly-minted self advocates that they will only be able to consider certain colleges around the country if they have disabilities. They even forget that these colleges don't provide personal attendants for care, and the student would have to work with vocational rehabilitation for necessary personal care services.
It then felt like a different book--or two texts were melded together. I did not know what they were trying to prove. Colleges covered by ADA/504 don't have an option if they want to be 'friendly' to a paying student. They do have certain laws which they have to follow. And these laws can't do the same thing as special education.
I hope that a future edition excises the confusing information about colleges. Go back to the legal social information. Keep it clear for the audiences.
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This book is a great step-by-step, easy-to-read guide for anyone who has a physical disability and is thinking about going to college or anyone with a child who has a physical... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Emily
College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities is a great book for anyone with a disability that would like to attend college. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by goldendog