Curriculum

The ACT Now curriculum has three components: six student modules, a parent module and an educator module.

The student modules increase knowledge about the differences between high school and college as well as the student's changing roles and responsibilities and requirements to access reasonable accommodations.

A presenter guide with script and directions is included for facilitating the activities and discussions. Power Point presentation slides and videos are also included for selected modules.

Module topics include:

  1. Transition Planning - What is That Anyway?
  2. Who Are You? Knowing your Strengths and Weaknesses
  3. You and College: You Mean I Have To Do It?
  4. What Do I Do Now? Self Identification & Documentation
  5. How Do I "Do" College? Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
  6. College 101

Sample Pages from Student Workbook:
Student Workbook Sample 1
Student Workbook Sample 2
Student Workbook Sample 3


Sample Pages from Curriculum Guide:
Curriculum Guide Sample 1
Curriculum Guide Sample 2
Curriculum Guide Sample 3

The parent module is designed to provide essential information to parents of students with disabilities via a two hour Power Point program. This information complements the student curriculum. Included is a presenter guide with script to accompany the Power Point presentation along with a supplemental booklet for parents.

Topics include:

  • Differences between IDEA 2004 and ADAAA, services, and accommodations at the K-12 and post secondary levels
  • Changing roles and responsibilities for students and their parents
  • Documentation of disability requirements
  • Expectations and realities of the college environment
  • Essential student skills needed for successful transition to post secondary (self knowledge and self advocacy)

The educator module is designed to provide essential information to educators who work with secondary students with disabilities via a two hour Power Point presentation. Included in the materials is a presenter guide with script to accompany the Power Point presentation along with a supplemental booklet for educators.

Topics include:

  • Differences between IDEA 2004 and ADAAA, services, and accommodations at the K-12 and post secondary levels
  • Changing roles and responsibilities for students and their parents
  • Documentation of disability requirements
  • Expectations and realities of the college environment
  • Essential Student Skills of self knowledge and self advocacy

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