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Not just children anymore : Personnel preparation regarding postsecondary education for adults with disabilities.

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Lyman Dukes

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Given the significant growth in the number of adults with disabilities pursuing postsecondary education, it has become necessary to not only prepare more people to assume professional roles at the college and university level to work with this population, but also to enhance the knowledge of secondary-level special education personnel regarding the needs of students with disabilities who choose to pursue higher education following high school. The professionalization of postsecondary disability services, the changes in services available to students in postsecondary education, and suggestions to improve personnel preparation related to the transition to postsecondary education for students with disabilities are discussed.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Teacher Education and Special Education, 21(3), 205-13. doi: 10.1177/088840649802100305 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.


Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children,

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