Post-Secondary Education

Catch the Wave is a one-day conference designed specifically for high school students who have a disability and are considering post-secondary education (either college or technical institutes). Panel discussions with college students who are utilizing disability services office and disability coordinators discussing entrance and eligibility requirements will be held.

At this event, students will learn to

  • Prepare now for college life
  • Secure appropriate accommodations
  • Develop self-advocacy needed at the post-secondary level

Catch the Wave Dates and Locations

Catch the Wave Manual

SD Disability Service Coordinators Talk – Video of disability coordinators at various colleges and technical institutes from South Dakota talking of services at their institutions.

South Dakota Post-Secondary Documentation Disability Guide – This guide will assist all organizations to determine their roles and to assist students with disabilities who enroll in post-secondary education for the needed documentation.

Colleges or technical institutes receiving federal funds must designate a person to help students with disabilities to access accommodations. This person may be known as a 504 Coordinator, Disability Coordinator, or may have some other title. A student must be able to self-advocate for services needed when working with an individual from the Disability Services Office at the college or technical institute.

Post-Secondary Disability Coordinators Contacts

SD Disability Service Coordinators Talk – Video of disability coordinators at various colleges and technical institutes from South Dakota talking about services at their institutions.

Making My Way through College – A guide for any student pursuing a degree at a two or four-year college or technical institute.

A Guide to assessing College Readiness – Assess college readiness, identifying five essentail foundations that are critical for students to succeed in post-secondary education.

ACT Accommodations

Think College – College options for people with intellectual disabilities

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

South Dakota Board of Regents