• DC3C is a program of the DC Special Education Cooperative.

      After high school a student no longer has an IEP. It is important that you understand the difference between high school entitlement and post-secondary education eligibility.

      What's My role?

      1. Help your child learn about how the laws are different in high school and college.
      2. Understand the differences between high school and college class structure and instructors.
      3. Understand the difference between testing and grading in high school vs. college.

      Learn more about additional ways to support your child with the following resources.

      Post-Secondary Education Options

      Learn about what post-secondary education options there are for your child at PACER. HEATH provides this as an option for those students who will not have a diploma.

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      To Do List

      Breaks steps down from elementary through 12th grade about what students and parents can do to be prepared for college.

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      Check out the book

      7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities by Elizabeth C. Hamblet, 2011

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