As people all over the country return to their educations, it seems an appropriate time to ask what place there might be for individuals with behavioral health challenges in the world of post-secondary education. Getting an education has never been more important to having a successful career, and education can also be an important component of recovery. Individuals with behavioral health needs want to succeed professionally and thrive in their communities, and education is one key to making that happen.
So what’s out there to help those people navigate post-secondary institutions and excel in them? The answer is supported education. This month’s Focus newsletter describes the growing popularity of supported education, and answers some of the basic questions about how supported education works, and how it differs from the types of accommodations available to public school students. Please check it out today!