This case study is intended to help student affairs professionals understand what their responsibilities are in assisting postsecondary students with disabilities who are facing transition issues. An overview of the K-12 and postsecondary laws are outlined to inform readers of these transition issues, particularly the responsibility of a postsecondary student to self-advocate. Information is also provided on Autism Spectrum Disorders, which are prevalent in college-aged students today. Overviews of a fictional institutional setting and disability office are provided to give context for analyzing the given case scenario. The responsibilities of key stakeholders, including the disability office, the student, the parents, and faculty/staff are outlined. Questions are provided to prompt readers.
Schreurs, Brittania and Chase, Elizabeth
"Transition for Students With Disabilities: A Case Study,"
College Student Affairs Leadership: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/csal/vol3/iss1/4