Transition to Higher Education
Posted on August 4, 2022, by GAPMP
The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight regarding the information we would want special education directors, families, transition specialists and other stakeholders to know as they prepare students for postsecondary school or workplace options. Faculty members from 2 different universities will share their perspectives and offer advice to effectively navigate the transition. We will also give practical examples for families to give opportunities to advocate for themselves in higher education or to ask for accommodations in the workplace.
Dr. Karin Fisher is an Associate Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education in the College of Education and Georgia Southern University. She also serves as the President of the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children. Her areas of research interest include the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular STEM activities.
Dr. DaShaunda Patterson is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Equity in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University. Dr. Patterson has served as a Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator for various USDOE Teacher Quality Partnership grants that have focused on Teacher Residency. Her areas of research and inquiry include preparation and retention of highly qualified special educators, high leverage practices, and multi-tiered systems of support.