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3.0 out of 5 stars Geared towards those heading to college, February 16, 2012
This review is from: Life After High School: A Guide for Students With Disabilities and Their Families (Paperback)
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Readers of this one need realistic expectations. It is simply not possible to write an exhaustive work in about 230 pages. However, having dealt with young adults who have special needs, I think the book contains some very solid info. Used as a "heads up" resource to prepare for future challenges, it might be an excellent way for parents to research more detailed information, find local groups, seek out vocational training programs, special schools, etc. However, the lion's share of info is for those heading to college.

But not all students go on to college or other formal programs. The chapters on choosing and applying to schools will only be relevant to some readers. At least three chapters are devoted to continued education - and again, this is not a long book.

Part of the challenge with the book is triyng to address the varied needs of students with disabilities. One example in the book focuses on a dyslexic student who hated high school but does eventually go to community college. Some parents and students might find that situation relevant. Others may well feel that it has no connection or useful input for their situations, especially if their son or daughter has graduated high school but is ready to go straight to work.

Returning to the point about general information in this book: the broad topics are ones which many college bound students will face. These include: finding work ( perhaps with accommodations) , transitioning from school to independence, medical responsibility, further education, lists of resources, where to live, etc. As for specific situations and accommodations, students and parents will have to come up with those details themselves.
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Initial post: Feb 17, 2012 7:33:38 PM PST
Tom McGee says:
Thanks for the helpful review, K. Corn.

Tom
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