Transitioning from High School to College is a major step towards self-determination and independence. Career choices are made and Colleges and Universities are explored to best fit one’s needs.
A group of high school students ask a panel of college students questions to help them understand the challenges and gain from the experience the college students share. When leaving the high school and the security of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and move into the Independent Plan for Employment IPE, the sharing of this college students can go a long way in preparing for their transition to college.
The College Transition Panel was created to help share the experiences and to let high school students know that there is a pathway and that they do not have to take this journey alone. One of the key themes stemming from this conversation is that networking with other Blind and Low Vision students is a great resource for support and answers to the questions that will arise during this journey. No one has to reinvent the wheel and building a network and sharing the successes and failures will bring about good foot-holds in the climb towards reaching one’s educational goals.
Join this discussion and Q and A regarding transitioning from high school to college from a Blindness perspective and help share their message to your networks as well.
A big Thank You goes out to the Teachers of the Visually Impaired and others who made this panel discussion happen, and to all the students who took the time to share and let their voices be heard. Thank You!
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, and the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired group