A new study from the University of New Hampshire notes that the number of special education students receiving high school diplomas is on the rise, with fewer of these students dropping out of school as well. As a Disability Scoop article reports, the study collected governmental data showing that more than 250,000 special education students graduated from high school in 2009-2010.
With these numbers growing, the number of special needs students looking to enter postsecondary options is also likely to be growing. Parents of these students might be interested in checking out the tips from LDOnLine for selecting a college for a student with learning disabilities or reading these articles on college students with learning disabilities and autism: Learning With Disabilities and Programs Help Autistic Students Succeed in College. In addition, last spring CBS News offered a listing of several colleges that cater to students on the autism spectrum that may be helpful.