Information for Parents
There are a host of free resources available to parents of students with disabilities. Here are a few that we recommend for parents, guardians and family members:
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-secondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.
This document, created by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), outlines the differences between high school and college as it relates to accommodations.
Auxiliary Aids and Services for Post-secondary Students with Disabilities.
This document, created by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), details examples of auxiliary aids provided to students with disabilities in a post-secondary setting.
Open Letter from Jane Jarrow
Dr. Jane Jarrow, a Disability Services expert, shares her insight and concerns as her daughter prepared to enter college.
- College to Career Road Map: A Four-Year Guide to Coaching Your Student (Parent Edition) by Terese Corey Blanck, Peter Vogt and Judith Anderson (Paperback - Aug. 25, 2006)
- Letting Go (Fifth Edition): A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (Paperback - Mar. 17, 2009)
- Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College by Theresa E. Laurie, Ph.D. Maitland and Patricia O., M.D. Quinn (Paperback - Nov. 2010)
- Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities: Navigating the Transition from High School to Adulthood by Arlyn J. Roffman (Paperback - Sep. 4, 2007)
- The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum by Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine Wolf, Lisa King, G. Ruth Bork (Paperback - Jan. 2012)