Transitioning Students With Disabilities: Community College Policies and Practices

Kathleen Marie Oertle, Debra D. Bragg

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The purpose of this article is to propose an expanded conceptual model, Transition to Community College (TtCC). Based on a review of the literature, the proposed model extends the work of Garrison-Wade and Lehmann as a revised transition framework to be used to guide the development and evaluation of disability policies, practices, and programs. Exemplary changes in the laws, policies, practices, and responsibilities from the secondary to the postsecondary setting are presented. Recommendations for secondary and postsecondary leaders and researchers are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Disability Policy Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • accommodations disability
  • community college
  • higher education
  • policy
  • transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Law


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