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After Graduation: Meeting Special Needs
Produced by: Alyne Ellis
Many learning disabled students are finding that they learn more readily with a variety of technology assistance and human support in their classrooms. But what happens once they leave school? Whether moving into the workforce, or on to higher education, most high school graduates discover they must adjust to new environments on their own and learn to advocate for themselves. Alyne Ellis takes a look at how some schools and universities are trying to ease the transition of learning disabled students to a life after graduation. This program is part of our ongoing series on education and technology and is funded in part by the United States Department of Education.

Program Credits

After Graduation: Meeting Special Needs was produced by Alyne Ellis. The field producer was Katie Gott, and the show was mixed by Jared Weissbrot. This program is part of our series on Education and Technology, produced with support from the US Department of Education.


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