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Think College offers Post-secondary Education Resources for Youth With Intellectual Disabilities
Do you have questions about post-secondary education opportunities for your youth with an intellectual disability? Think College, a technical assistance center that works to improve access to post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities, offers resources for families. It has developed a series of web-based, self-paced learning modules that share information by using multimedia tools such as videos, publications, interactive learning activities, and podcasts.
http://www.thinkcollege.net/index.php

Going to College
This website provides a range of information for high school students with a disability who are, or will be attending college. The site contains video clips, activities, and resources that can help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and examine important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
http://www.going-to-college.org

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. 
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/faq.html

National Center for Secondary Education and Transition 
Provides information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. 
http://www.ncset.org/ 

SD Virtual School Remedial Coursework
The remedial coursework program is offered through the South Dakota Virtual School by DIAL.  Students must register for coursework through their local school district through the SD Virtual School.  Students who successfully complete the remedial coursework program while in high school are able to avoid remedial coursework at South Dakota's technical institutes and Board of Regents institutions.
Download more Information on Remedial Coursework for High School Seniors.

A Guide to College Life for Those with Autism
The guide offers tips on everything from classroom accommodations to dealing with roommates, and is written by adults with the developmental disorder.  It is geared toward individuals with autism rather than parents or professionals.
http://www.navigatingcollege.org

Educational Opportunities for Students with Bipolar and Schzophrenia Disorders
The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship Program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree in high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school program, associate, bachelor degrees and graduate degrees.  Eligible applicants must be diagnosed with bipolar, schizophrenia, schizophreniform or schizoaffective disorder; currently receiving medical treatment; actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts and complete the application package. 
http://www.reintegration.com.

VIDEO: A Transition Story 
When you have a moment to take a break in what are very busy days, check out this video from Ben Fleischman. The WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities commissioned the video for their annual Self-Determination Conference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXqkuZkJ5Xo

Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College 
The document provides information for people with disabilities considering higher education. 
http://tucollaborative.org/sdm_downloads/a-practical-guide-for-people-with-disabilities-who-want-to-go-to-college/

Scholarships
Needy Meds has a listing of scholarships that are offered for students with specific diseases. There are also some for students who have a parent or a family member with a specific disease. Most can be used at any school.  Most have some type of eligibility requirements, usually financial ones. The scholarships are sorted three ways:

Additional resources available in SDPC's Family Resource Guide

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