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High School Students

High school is the perfect time to give more responsibility to your student for his or her accommodations. This will help prepare your student for college where he or she will be responsible for ensuring he or she receives the necessary academic and residence life accommodations.

If your student had an IEP or Section 504 plan, he or she should begin attending meetings and, as time passes, provide more input about his or her goals and the necessary accommodations to achieve them. Visit the College Preparation section for more ideas about tasks your child should complete and use this information to encourage your student to increase his or her responsibility and independence. You can also visit the Accommodations section to review common accommodations and how your student can request them in college.

As your student begins choosing colleges, visiting colleges, and applying for financial aid, you can encourage him or her to become more independent by using the guidance and resources provided in the College Planning section.