Why Ready Set Go College?
In order to be competitive in the current labor market it has become increasingly important for individuals with disabilities to receive a college degree, primarily because having a four year degree is positively correlated with employment rates. (Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability).
Students with disabilities are more likely than their non-disabled peers to have difficulty in the following areas: study/test taking skills; note taking; listening comprehension; organization; social skills; self-esteem and reading/writing (Junco, 2002).
The abilities that students bring to the college experience as well as the postsecondary academic setting significantly impact their ability to succeed. (Astin, 1998).
Unfortunately, only 41% of students with disabilities complete college once they start, (Huffington Post 2014).