Skip to main content

Building the Bridge Between Community College and Work For Students with Learning Disabilities

This article presents information to assist students with LD, counselors and employers to build the bridge between community college and work. Students must learn to articulate how their LD impacts them in a variety of situations, especially those requiring learning and performing work related tasks. Preparing for job interviews, anticipating barriers throughout the employment process, and developing ways to mitigate these barriers are essential skills that must be learned.
Author(s): 
Deborah Stern
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
De Anza College
Published: 
2002
Resource Type: 
Product
Number of Pages: 
1
Product Type: 
Skill Level: 
NRS EFL 4--ABE Intermediate High
NRS EFL 5--ASE Low
NRS EFL 6--ASE High
What the Experts Say: 

Stern provides some well-written, succinct and explicit guidelines for helping adults to successfully transition from college to work.

Some of the most significant aspects of the article include an explanation of how students can learn to articulate the functional impact of their learning disabilities, explain how their limitations might impact their transition to work, brainstorm possible accommodations, and evaluate the potential impact of disclosure vs. non-disclosure of their disability in the workplace. Another useful feature is the promotion of self-determination and active participation in the transition process as is recommended in practice.

The questioning techniques used in the article provide strong examples that interviewers, counselors, parents and instructors can apply. Overall, the article offers adult educators practical information that can immediately be put into practice.

This site includes links to information created by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience. The U.S. Department of Education does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this non-ED information. The inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, or products or services offered, on these non-ED sites.

Please note that privacy policies on non-ED sites may differ from ED’s privacy policy. When you visit lincs.ed.gov, no personal information is collected unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of non-ED websites that you visit. We invite you to read our privacy policy.