Guide for teachers, schools, and states to implement strategies that can enable students with disabilities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and generally become prepared for a fulfilling career.

“This issue brief is intended to assist state policymakers in better understanding strategies to prepare students with disabilities and special needs for college and career. The brief provides context and background on the numbers of students with disabilities who are college and career ready; examines issues and strategies related to preparation and readiness for postsecondary education and careers; and included examples of current programs and policies that help students with disabilities to successfully transition to college and career” (p.1).  In addition, the brief presents several strategies for supporting college and career readiness for students with disabilities along with the requisite actions for schools and state policy makers.  It also provides examples of policies and programs and provides information about additional resources. (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)