Swimming Upstream

Ever feel like you’re “swimming upstream” when trying to educate folks that disability is a construct of everyday life and that none of us are immune? As rehabilitation counselors and disability advocates, we certainly do. That’s why Transition2College has created the Swimming Upstream Blog, a public discussion on all things disability, with a particular interest in the intersection of disability and education. Join the conversation. We welcome the discourse!

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Students with Intellectual Disabilities and College Attendance: Who Benefits?

While the idea of individuals with “intellectual disabilities” attending college is relatively new, there are more programs in existence for these students than one might realize. According to Debra Hart, who administers the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, more than 250 are offered nationwide. These include offerings from four-year, two-year, and technical/trade schools.

Students, Think Before You Ask When Requesting Accommodations on the SAT and ACT

Can we talk? I mean really talk? Okay let’s get real. Sometimes individual expectations are just outrageous.

Do you remember the McDonald’s customer that ordered a cup of coffee then sued because it was too hot and burned her? Did she really expect the coffee to be cold when she received it? I don’t think so. It just makes no common sense. So I ask you, how many of the test accommodations you’ve asked for over the years really make sense?

Political Correctness

As we worked on creating and launching the new website for Transition 2 College, we stressed our belief and strong adherence to person first language with our web developers. Then a colleague, in his down-to earth rhetorical style that we at T2C have come to love, authored a piece that gave us pause. With the author’s permission, we have posted his thought provoking post in our T2C inaugural blog.

Join the conversation—we are interested in what you think!

Randall Borst wrote------