Editor's note: This week, we feature guest blogger Annie Tulkin, Founder of Accessible College, where she provides college transition support nationally for students with physical disabilities and health conditions. Please read more about Annie below.
Students with health conditions, including diabetes, epilepsy, mental health conditions, and other chronic health conditions face another layer of planning when transitioning to college. Colleges are required to provide “reasonable accommodations” for students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which are identified by determining the students’ functional limitations. However, these accommodations don’t account for the essential executive functioning skills that students need to develop prior to college in order to self-advocate and successfully manage continuity of care while pursuing higher education.