On-Site Seminars

I Had No IDEA: What Parents Need to Know About College Access for Students with Disabilities

The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) does not apply to colleges and universities. Students will be requesting and receiving college accommodations within the framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as recently amended, and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. This seminar will provide detailed discussion on the following:

  • The significant differences between the statutes and implications for a student's eligibility for college accommodations
  • How to help students with disabilities navigate their rights and responsibilities under the new statutes
  • Passing the 7 Question Test for receiving college accommodations
  • Understanding the institution's nuanced approach regarding the spirit of the law and the letter of the law
  • The top five (5) U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) rulings as they relate to access and the implications for the gifted student who has a learning disability and the student with a pervasive developmental disability
  • Documentation required to receive accommodations in college
  • Requesting accommodations, what’s reasonable?

Navigating the College Disability Support Services Office: What Students with Disabilities Need to Know

  • Why do college disability support services vary from campus to campus?
  • Will the college honor my student's IEP plan or private school based accommodations?
  • How can we analyze if a college's DSS office’s philosophy and service provision model are a good match for my student's needs?
  • What questions should we ask when we visit the college DSS office?
  • What are the top three (3) truths the DSS office will rarely tell you but you must know for a successful college experience?

Exploring Post-Secondary Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

The emergence of post-secondary educational opportunities for students with cognitive disabilities is opening doors for students who were once believed to have few options after high school. This seminar will highlight:

  • The evolution of post-secondary programs for students with cognitive and pervasive development disabilities and their philosophy, funding, and mission
  • The three types of existing program models including 1) inclusive and individually supported, 2) mixed inclusion, and 3) substantially separate
  • The types of services and academics offered under the three existing models
  • Outcome based research reflecting the benefits of such programs on students' academic and personal skill building, independence, self-advocacy, and self-confidence
  • Search tools for existing programs
  • How to determine a good student match

Applying for SAT or ACT Accommodations Got You Stumped?

Applying for accommodations to take the SAT or ACT can be a daunting process and can lead to false expectations, disappointments and frustrations for students with disabilities and their parents. This seminar will answer the following questions and more for parents and educators:

  • How do testing agencies make accommodation decisions and how do I apply?
  • What should the diagnostic testing show to qualify my student for accommodations?
  • Why might test accommodations be denied even when a student has received K-12 accommodations for many years?
  • Why might two students have the same diagnosis and only one of them be approved for accommodations?
  • What if my student's diagnostic report is inadequate for verifying eligibility for test accommodations? What are my options?
  • How does the recent amendments to the ADA impact eligibility for test accommodations?

T2C seminars are advisory in nature. T2C does not guarantee approval of SAT or ACT accommodations or desired results.

Seminar Pricing

$2,000 for a two-hour seminar or less
$4,000 for a half-day seminar (4hours)
Travel and lodging additional

To schedule a seminar for your school district or parent association, or to request a custom designed seminar to meet your staff training needs, Contact Us.