Document Type

Student Research Paper


Spring 2022

Academic Department


Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Shannon Haley-Mize and Catherine Cieslinski


This study will tackle the issues surrounding the transition to post-secondary education for students with disabilities. Transition for any individual is often challenging. For students with disabilities, transition can be even more stressful. When students with disabilities transition to post-secondary education, they may no longer receive the accommodations they had in high school (Abreu et al.,2016). While it is important for students to be educated of the disability services offered at their institution, it is equally important that students are comfortable communicating their disability related needs. When students are accommodated through Universal Design, a proactive approach to planning that addresses the diverse needs and preferences of a wide range of individuals, retention and graduation rates improve.


Honors Senior Thesis; Honors in the Discipline