Family Matters | The Gillin Family

Airdate: November 2021

According to recent statistics, nearly 70 percent of American high school graduates attend college in the fall after they graduate. For most, the road to college has been a long, planned-out journey, featuring a detailed roadmap. For most neurotypical students, it was always where they would attend college, not if. That’s not always the case for students with learning disabilities. For students who learn differently, figuring out whether college fits in their post-high school plans isn’t so cut-and-dried. Students and families must make real choices about their after-high school plans and planning for where and when to try college is crucial. Correspondent Cindy Peterson introduces you to the Gillin family from Texas who weighed the options and figured out the best process for maximizing their son’s eventual college success.