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The transition to college may be stressful for you and your student with cochlear implants, but there are several things you can do to reduce stress and prepare your student for college. In high school, the best thing you can do is ensure your student develops his or her self-advocacy skills because, in college, you won’t have a legal right to advocate for your student. In college, your student is responsible for ensuring he or she receives necessary accommodations.

Visit the Resources section for a timeline checklist to help guide you as you support your student as he or she transitions to college.