Advising Students with Disabilities: A Guide

Posted by Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow Misty Thomas on Aug 11, 2020 1:10:14 PM

Serving our students with disabilities can be an extra challenge in a virtual environment. This blog post, originally published in July 2019, will help you map out your supports for students with disabilities. 

When advising students with disabilities (whether they are middle schoolers or high schoolers), this guide will help you navigate their transition to postsecondary life. Planning far ahead and ensuring that students with disabilities achieve certain milestones and meet state standards in middle and high school is crucial. Take a moment to explore the information provided in this table, and keep it handy – it’s been a lifesaver for me as a counselor.

Advising Students with Disabilities

Following this guide has helped me provide timely transition services for my students at every stage of the educational process. I hope you it helps you in your future counseling too! You can also access it here.

If you’re seeking additional resources to help with advising special needs students, be sure to check out this additional information on advising special populations, as well as our webinar on Advising Students with Unique Needs and Circumstances. For even more professional development in this area, log on to the Texas OnCourse Academy and explore our module on Transition Services for Students with Disabilities.

Topics: Middle School, Educators, High School