Academic Programs, Funding and Support Services to Achieve Success
More than 760,000 individuals in America currently live with cerebral palsy (CP), with approximately 1,200 to 1,500 school-aged children being diagnosed with the disability each year. Until recently, few colleges in the country offered inclusive programs tailored to the individual needs of this population, but all that has started to change as more and more schools roll out specialized offerings.
Finding a school that is inclusive and caters to the individual needs of students with cerebral palsy is key to having an enjoyable and useful college experience. While there is certainly no rule that disallows this student population from attending college, some schools are doing more to ensure students with cerebral palsy have quality programs from which to choose.
Affordable Colleges Online created a guide to help students understand what programs and education plans are available to them. The guide breaks down available college programs for students with cerebral palsy, IEP’s, as well as transition planning for these students. It also offers accommodations and modifications that are available at the college level, links to scholarships and financial aid for students with cerebral palsy, an extremely informative Q & A with our expert, and additional outside links to other potentially helpful pages.