Awareness of Postsecondary Options

Definition: All students take part in assessment of college, career, and independent living readiness (e.g., academic, cognitive, career/occupational, adaptive behavior). The assessment data is routinely collected and used to inform student-focused planning.


  • Readiness assessments
  • College and other postsecondary education options
  • Students have more options than they realize after high school.  See Education Options After High School on our site.
  • Our College page covers:
    • differences between high school and college
    • finding a disability-friendly college
    • college life with a disability
    • getting ready for college
  • Scholarships for NH students entering a STEM field, from the NH Charitable Foundation.
  • A little dense to read but has good questions and information: Awareness of Postsecondary Options from the Heath Resource Center at George Washington University. Organized in a Q&A format with a bulleted list summary.
  • Explore non-degree postsecondary options in this two-part series from the Heath Resource Center at George Washington University. Part 1 of “Non-Degree Postsecondary Options for Individuals with Disabilities” highlights a broad range of postsecondary options. Part 2 highlights select programs and services throughout the United States.
  • Explore Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the postsecondary level:

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