Special Education After High School
We need more programs like the one started in Arizona to provide resources for individuals with special needs post-high-school. Apparently, this program called Project FOCUS is geared toward people with various learning disabilities to offer them the college experience, an area not covered by the IDEA which usually stops at high school graduation. Although it would not be a "full" college experience because the funding only applies to several classes and does not cover the student through graduation, it is a great step in the right direction. Some points that need to be clarified: What type of special education support do these students receive while taking these classes? How are they grouped? Specifically what types of students are eligible and ineligble for this program?