Health Literacy and College Students

Posted on October 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By: Darena

I feel like Health Literacy is so important for patients to make the best decision possible for their health. I think it is especially important for Healthcare Professionals to keep this in mind when speaking to students transitioning from highschool to college or just transitioning to adulthood. Many children can take comfort in knowing that their parents or parental guirdian can make decisions for them. Kids don't have to worry about taking care of themselves or worrying ab...

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Reasons Students Might Attempt Suicide

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Why would a student attempt to commit suicide?

Many feelings and experiences can lead up to suicide. Students often feel so much pressure and often don't know how to express themselves and it may seem like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. Many people do not understand often why someone would take their own life. The following may not be the answers but they are the reasons why many students turn to committing suicide.

1.Loneliness - developing into the all-consuming ...

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Civic Engagement and Our Youth

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Written by: Jenna Green

Today we were asked, " What knowledge, skills, and values do young people need for effective Civic Engagement and how does it play a role in preparing youth for employment" by the NSWD, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability. If you don't know, NCWD/Youth work...

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Key Differences for High School and College for Students with Disabilities

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Written by: Jenna Green

Applicable Laws


  • In High Shcool, the following laws apply:
    • Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act (IDEIA) 
    • Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    • IDEIA is about Success in school



  • In College, the following laws apply:
    • A.D.A ( Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title II)
    • Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 &...
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Higher Education Preparation Tips

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

For High School Students

  1. Start Preparing for College in your Junior Year and get applications the Summer after Junior Year
  2. Start participating in community service and extracurricular activities
  3. Do not slack off during your Senior year. You need to show colleges that you can keep your grades up
  4. Start developing relationships with your teachers a...
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High School vs Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Some of you may think that everything that happens in high school will transfer to College. Think again. Here are a few things that are different"

High school


Your parents have much responsibility for your success. You have a right to a high school education and a diploma. The law under which this is done is IDEA.

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