Self-Advocacy for Higher Education: Parent Coaching Series

$97.00

Does your child have a learning disability and are they going to college? Do you want your child to succeed in college and have every opportunity to do well and achieve their goals?

I bet you do. So do I.

National statistics show 20% of all college students have a disability. Yet, less than 5% tell their school. That’s about 1/4th of all those with disabilities. One-third of students with disabilities graduate in eight years. In addition, 30% of all freshman students with or without disabilities do not return for their sophomore year.

Those numbers are shocking and alarming. With a disability, graduating from college becomes harder.

What makes a difference? The ability to self-advocate.

Accessing College can help. We focus on developing the skills and knowledge needed to advocate for the accommodations you need and deserve.

Our webinar, Self-Advocacy for Higher Education, helps you, the parent, teach your college-bound student with a learning disability to develop the awareness and knowledge needed to self-advocate and request accommodations in college.

Key Concepts Covered Include:

  • Learn the best method to coach your student to self-advocate.
  • Identify the reasons self-advocacy is so important in college for students with disabilities.
  • The consequences of poor self-advocacy skills.
  • Learn the seven steps needed to prepare to self-advocate and request accommodations in college.
  • Tips to make self-advocating easier and more effective.

Knowledge is POWER and your college-bound student will be more empowered to advocate for what they need, ask for it, and follow through with communicating their access needs with purpose, clarity, and confidence.

Go at your own pace with the Parent Coaching Series. Each step is conveniently broken down for you in its own learning module. You can watch, rewatch, and/or watch with your college-bound student and complete each step as you need without having to fast forward and remember your place. Included is bonus material that is not covered in other products.  Give the gift of self-advocacy to your child. Click on the Parent Coaching Series, now.

Did you know that when in college, only 1-20 students will ask for the accommodations they need? That’s 5%. There are many barriers students with learning disabilities face when going to college. Most important are those self-imposed barriers, including how students think of themselves and their disability, fear of being treated or thought of differently by faculty, and the stigma. Even if they decide to seek accommodations, students are faced with not knowing who to ask, and more importantly, not knowing how to explain their disability effectively, what they need, and why they need it. They are not comfortable with their disability and have trouble communicating about it.

The solution: a simple, practical, step-by-step method to help students become more self-aware and communicate effectively about their disability.

Take your child’s self-advocacy to the next level with the Parent Coaching Series. This course helps parents learn how to coach their child in developing the skills and knowledge needed to request accommodations in college. Self-Advocacy for Higher Education: Parent Coaching Series beaks down the process into an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method.

Filled with tips and helpful suggestions, each step moves your college-bound child closer to effectively explaining their learning disability and requesting the accommodations they need. When you can explain those needs, you can get the accommodations easily.

Those who know their disability well and are comfortable saying it aloud get what they need, use what works for them, and ask for help when they need it. Self-advocacy relates to staying in school, doing better, and getting a degree. The bottom line is self-advocacy works.

At the end of the seven steps, you will have a student who is knowledgeable, confident, and well prepared to advocate for the accommodations they need and deserve.

Knowledge is POWER and your college-bound student will be more empowered to advocate for what they need, ask for it, and follow through with communicating their access needs with purpose, clarity, and confidence.

Self-Advocacy for Higher Education: Parent Coaching Series can help your college-bound student get the self-advocacy skills they need to get the accommodations they deserve.

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