Transition From High School To College

Applicable Laws

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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


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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.


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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.