Presumably the TBI has not impaired cognative functions to a degree she can't handle college work--so I'l take that as given.
Before I start--I am disabled (blind), graduated colleg with honors, have worked at the college level with studnents with disabilities for over a decade--and am a researcher in disability issues) So I know the system from "all sides."
First: ditch the "education plan." Those are worthless and meaningless at the college level. If you have to give it lip service to keep funding, etc-do so. Otherwise, ignore it.
Here's how college works (it is NOT like K-12 "spec ed"). Your daughter will need written documentation after she is accepted and take that to the college office of Disability Services. They will review her case--with her--and make sure she gets the accomodations she needs--and explain her responsibilities, such as notiffying them ahead of time about tests so they can arrange the accomodations.
Instructors are (with few exceptions) supportive--and do not have the option of denying accomodations.
The workload is your daughter's responsibility, period. She is entitled to accomodations that enable her to do the work--no more and no less. She will be treated as an adult--and expected to act accordingly.
Finally--as to workload. I STRONGLY advise her to take a light load the first--and possibley the second--semester. That will give her time to adjust to the pace, workload, etc. She may then find she can handle a full load--or she may need to keep at a lighter workload and plan on an extra year or two. That's nothing to worry about--the average for NON-disabled students to complete a degree in the US is 7 years. But these decisions need to be made as she goes along, based on her judgment--and, in the end, ONLY her judgement--from her on out you--or anyone else--can advise and support--but no more.
· 1 decade ago