Reasonable Accommodations:
From Secondary School to
Post-Secondary School

Gerri Fleming

Thursday
January 11, 2024
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton

Students with learning differences who benefited from accommodations and modifications throughout their early education and high school are often surprised to learn that their IEP or 504 Plan is no longer enforceable once they transition to college. In higher education, modifications no longer exist, and while “reasonable accommodations” are available, the process for accessing them is entirely student-driven. In addition, in most situations, educational rights transfer to students at age 18. At that point, a parent’s role changes significantly: from decision-maker to advisor.

Gerri Fleming, a former special education advocate, will help you make sense of transition services in high school, what to look for when deciding on a college, and the accommodations process in higher education so you’ll be able to advise and support your teen as they transition to higher education.

Materials: College Accommodations (PDF format)

More About Gerri Fleming

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and
Newtown Sped PTA

SPED*NET does not provide medical or psychological
advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material in this webinar
is provided for educational purposes only.

Reasonable Accommodations:
From Secondary School to
Post-Secondary School

Gerri Fleming

Thursday
January 11, 2024
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton

Students with learning differences who benefited from accommodations and modifications throughout their early education and high school are often surprised to learn that their IEP or 504 Plan is no longer enforceable once they transition to college. In higher education, modifications no longer exist, and while “reasonable accommodations” are available, the process for accessing them is entirely student-driven. In addition, in most situations, educational rights transfer to students at age 18. At that point, a parent’s role changes significantly: from decision-maker to advisor.

Gerri Fleming, a former special education advocate, will help you make sense of transition services in high school, what to look for when deciding on a college, and the accommodations process in higher education so you’ll be able to advise and support your teen as they transition to higher education.

Materials: College Accommodations (PDF format)

More About Gerri Fleming

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and
Newtown Sped PTA

SPED*NET does not provide medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The material in this webinar is provided for educational purposes only.

Reasonable Accommodations:
From Secondary School to
Post-Secondary School

Gerri Fleming

Thursday
January 11, 2024
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton

Students with learning differences who benefited from accommodations and modifications throughout their early education and high school are often surprised to learn that their IEP or 504 Plan is no longer enforceable once they transition to college. In higher education, modifications no longer exist, and while “reasonable accommodations” are available, the process for accessing them is entirely student-driven. In addition, in most situations, educational rights transfer to students at age 18. At that point, a parent’s role changes significantly: from decision-maker to advisor.

Gerri Fleming, a former special education advocate, will help you make sense of transition services in high school, what to look for when deciding on a college, and the accommodations process in higher education so you’ll be able to advise and support your teen as they transition to higher education.

Materials: College Accommodations (PDF format)

More About Gerri Fleming

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools
and Newtown Sped PTA

SPED*NET does not provide medical or
psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The material in this webinar is provided for
educational purposes only.