Postsecondary participation of students with special needs

R. A. Stodden, K. D. Roberts

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Completion of some form of post-secondary education serves to increase the likelihood of securing gainful and satisfying employment and a high quality of life for all individuals, including those with special learning and behavioral needs. This article discusses the issues and barriers experienced, as well as strategies used to support students with special needs as they prepare for, seek access to, successfully participate in, retain, and complete post-secondary education. This article provides recommendations and other informational resources for professionals conducting training and research, and/or directly supporting students with special needs as they seek to access and succeed in post-secondary educational environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Accessibility of programs
  • Admission of students with special needs/disabilities
  • Assistance
  • Consultation
  • Facilities
  • Financial aid
  • Interagency collaboration
  • Personnel
  • Postsecondary education
  • Support staff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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