Your Postsecondary Options
- Technical Education Centers
Career - technical centers prepare you for specific occupations.
Many centers integrate the academic curriculum with real-life
applications and with apprenticeships. Usually, day and night
classes are available.
Two-Year Community Colleges / Junior Colleges
Offer a wide variety of two-year degree programs, these smaller
colleges often offer many special services and allow students
to adjust to college life before going on to a larger four-year
university or to the world of work. The tuition at most two-year
institutions is very reasonable and often students are able
to live at home while taking classes.
Four-year universities usually offer many special services
and have a multitude of degree programs. Class size is usually
large and most students live in dorms or commute to campus.
Whatever options you consider, contact the institutions that
can help you reach your career goals, visit the campuses,
and talk with the counselors and disabilities service coordinators
about your goals and special needs.
from Virginia's College Guide for Students with Disabilities
Available at http://www.pen.k12.va.us