Family Members & Guidance Counselors

Family Members

You've been there for your student. Now "being there" means allowing and encouraging your student to manage his or her responsibilities, needs, and disability.

Students need the support, but not the control, of parents and other family members.  Such involvement as it relates to University life most often involves advising and encouraging the college life from the sidelines.  Only the most extreme circumstances, such as those that seriously threaten the health of the student, allow for direct parental or other family involvement. 


Some additional sources:

Parent information and Resources Parent's guide to college and transitioning to college from high school, including additional sources (provided by University of Texas-Arlington)

Hudson Valley Community College: High school vs. College, plus additional information

Guidance Counselors

This page is for Guidance Counselors in high schools or elementary schools.

We recommend you first read our "Let's We Get Started…" message to new students. This message will give you a good overview of the empowerment model that guides our work with college students.

The goals of this page are to:

Help guidance counselors understand the difference in disability support between high school and college

Offer transition related educational resources

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