Best Education Practice: College Visit for High School Students with Disabilities

Access College Today Program Wichita State University (KS) (approved Promising Practice  9/25/13)  Taken from the abstract:  "The Access College Today program provides students with disabilities, in their junior or senior year of high school, a customized field trip to Wichita State University where they learn what they need to do for successful transition from high school to a postsecondary institution with special attention to the needs of students with their needs.  This approach is unique among the common campus tour offered by most colleges for similar students.  The goals of the ACT program: 1) expose high school students with disabilities to a four-year university, 2) learn what is required to be admitted to college, 3) learn about financial resources available to eligible students for college, 4) learn of services available to them at the university based on their needs as a student with a disability, and 5) meet current or former college students and learn of their experiences at college."  [Click on this web link to download the education practice.]