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Characteristics of postsecondary students with and without disabilities are similar.

Students with and without disabilities have more similarities than differences. For example, with respect to financing their education, students with and without disabilities are similar regarding the likelihood of receiving financial aid and the amount of aid received. However, overall, students with disabilities fall behind their non-disabled peers in their high school preparation for college. Of the students enrolled in postsecondary education, those with disabilities are less likely to have taken advanced placement courses, have lower grades, and have lower SAT entrance exam scores.

Source: Horn, L. & Berktold, J. (1999). Students with disabilities in postsecondary education: A profile of preparation, participation, and outcomes. Education Statistics Quarterly.

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