Universal Design for Learning at the University of Vermont

An Educational Journey for Students with Disabilities


Often students with disabilities have a difficult time adjusting to college life. The main adjustment problem arises from the differences between the high school and college experience for students with disabilities. High school students with disabilities are actively supported by their school, their teachers, and the administration. Once a student with a disability enrolls in college, they find that they now have to advocate for themselves. There is often minimal support for students in the college experience. In an effort to explain the difference between high school and college, Academic Support Programs (ASP) at UVM developed the following chart. This one page analysis of what a student experiences in high school as opposed to college easily defines the differences.
Download a Disability Service Comparison of K-12 and University Word Document

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