Transition From High School To College
|I.D.E.A. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
||A.D.A (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)
|Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
||Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
|I.D.E.A. is about SUCCESS
||A.D.A is about ACCESS
|I.E.P. (Individualized Education Plan and/or 504 Plan).
||Where documentation is required, documentation guidelines specify information needed for each category of disability.
|School provides evaluation at no cost to the student.
||Student must get evaluation at own expense.
|Documentation focuses on eligibility for services based on specific disability categories in I.D.E.A.
||Documentation must provide information on specific functional limitations, and demonstrate the need for specific accommodations.
|Student is identified by school and is supported by parents and teachers.
||Student must self-identify to the Learning and Accessibility Services Office.
|Primary responsibility for arranging accommodations belongs to the school.
||Primary responsibility for self-advocacy and arranging accommodations belongs to the student.
|Teachers approach student if they believe help is needed.
||Professors are usually open and helpful but most expect you to initiate contact if needed.