Student Success Stories
Success stories can motivate, inspire and educate adults who support students with disabilities about what a successful transition from high school into the next phase of life can look like.
NH Transition Success Stories
These New Hampshire stories come from the Transition Community of Practice.
Videos from all over
Perfectly Abled: Life on Campus with a Disability
A university student with disability, Ashley Anderson, discusses the struggles of campus life in a wheelchair and misconceptions about her disability. This documentary won awards in Iowa. 6:30-minutes.
Michael was diagnosed with autism at age three. While spoken words confused and agitated him, written words gave a nonverbal boy a voice. 2:54-minutes.
Success as a Teen with a Learning Disability
Kcory Woltz discusses his “Top 5,” including the people who helped him succeed and his top advice for young people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Kcory is an 2013 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar. 2:24-minutes.
Laugh & Learn: A Panel Discussion of Comedians with Disabilities
Bottom Line: Project Search
Project Search is a national school-to-work program for students and young adults with intellectual disabilities. The program provides real life work experience to help students successfully transition from school to a productive adult life. 7:03-minutes.
Voices of Experience: John Newman
Meet John Newman, an assistive technology specialist at PACER Center and a young adult with a cognitive disability. 4:28-minutes.
Voices of Experience: Jonathan Mooney
Meet Jonathan Mooney, prolific author, sought-after national speaker, and a young man with significant learning disabilities. 3:27-minutes.
See more from the PACER Center’s Voices of Experience video series
Jonathan Mooney on Lessons Learned
Jonathan Mooney discusses the lessons he learned from his disability. 3:55-minutes.
Stories and Vignettes
The National Parent Center on Transition and Employment success story collection includes stories about preparing for or finding a job, navigating postsecondary education, or identifying a community resource or piece of assistive technology that really worked for a student. Titles include:
- High expectations help teen realize her college dreams
- A hairy situation with a happy ending
- Teen finds his voice through theater
- Ashlee sees opportunities instead of obstacles
- Perseverance leads to rewards
Content updated and links checked 4-17-20