An assessment of the skills and strategies for your journey to and through formal learning situations
We hope you will use this self-assessment tool as a way to reflect on your skills. The purpose is to give you, and us, some insight into how we can make your future learning experiences as useful, beneficial and successful as possible. The best way to do this is to have a friend, relative or professional set aside about two hours to work with you on completing this instrument. The purpose is not to have you spend a lot of time writing your answers, but instead to have a dialogue about all of these elements that we feel are critical to your success. By having someone else read and discuss these questions with you, and even write or record your responses, your attention can be focused on thinking about how you do or can accomplish these things.
Some of the questions in this assessment may be difficult for you to answer if you have been out of school for a while. Try to base your answers on what you know about yourself and your previous experiences in school.
This assessment should help you identify:
This questionnaire was written by people on college campuses who are helping adults be successful. They would like you to have answers to each of these questions. So take the time to think them through and answer them honestly.
Students who have used this self assessment have made the following recommendations:
Reminder: As an individual with a disability you are entitled to certain accommodations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Colleges and employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities.
here to begin the survey.
A personal summary sheet is provided to help you figure out what accommodations and support you will need for a postsecondary program. Print off one of the versions of the summary sheet from below. Fill it out as completely as possible. Then you can bring it with you when you meet with the service provider in the disability office at the postsecondary school of your choice. Make sure to keep a copy for yourself.
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(You will have to save this document first to your harddrive)
The web version of From Here to Therewas created by Emily Rozwadowski and John Gugerty [April, 2001] at the Center on Education and Work. It was updated by Lizzie Baldi [April, 2003]. This effort was supported 100% by funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Personnel Preparation, Projects of National Significance [H325N000028] from 10/1/00--9/30/03 @ $194,376 for project year two.Project year four, 10/1/03--9/30/04, is a "no-cost extension" year.
Funding for the print publication was provided by a grant from New York State VESID/Postsecondary Education Project. ©1997, Advocacy Consortium for College Students with Disabilities (Rochester, New York area).
Permission to produce a web-based version of From Here to There: Adult Version was granted by the original authors.